Hy Rothstein is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defense Analysis, and a member of the Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research has focused on unconventional warfare, counterinsurgency, psychological warfare, and military deception. He earned a degree in general engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Military Art and Science degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a Master of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Tufts. He is the author of the Naval Institute Press book, Afghanistan and the Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare.