Phil Haun is a Military Professor of Strategy & Policy at the United States Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Haun received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include asymmetric interstate conflict, military coercion, economic sanctions, and airpower against non-state actors. He is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation, On Death Ground: Why Weak States Resist Great Powers: Explaining Coercion Failure in Asymmetric Interstate Conflict. He is an active duty Colonel in the United States Air Force with extensive combat experience flying the A-10 “Warthog.” Professor Haun was a national security fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He holds an MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an AB in Engineering Science from Harvard University.