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Andrew Lubin is an internationally recognized author and college professor - with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in logistics, international relations, national security, and international trade. Frequently embedded with Marine Corps units in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has, since 2003, spent nearly a year in the Middle East and South Asia ? and has spoken to U.S. Central Command planners on the subject of irregular warfare. Mr. Lubin is known for successfully combining academic international relations theories with the realities of walking night patrols with the Marines in Ramadi and villages in eastern Afghanistan. A guest commentator on FOX News Channel, ABC News and CNN, his writing has appeared in newspapers worldwide and on Military.com. His contributions to Proceedings magazine include: "Ramadi: From the Caliphate to Capitalism" and "Guantanamo: Full, Fair, and Open Trials."