Axel Corlu is a scholar with over two decades of experience in academia. His research fields include political violence and terrorism, intelligence studies, and the modern Middle East, among many others. Over the years, he has taught courses in history and sociology at four universities in the United States. Dr. Corlu's published work in English and Turkish has appeared in various academic and popular venues, and he continues his participation in numerous conferences around the world. A native speaker of Greek, Italian, and Turkish, Dr. Corlu holds degrees in History, Intelligence Studies, Sociology, and Political Science.