Raymond Tanter is an Adjunct Scholar at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, carrying out policy research on Iran and Iraq. Tanter served on the senior staff of the National Security Council, and as personal representative of the Secretary of Defense to arms control talks in Europe in the Reagan-Bush administration. He teaches Terrorism and Proliferation and International Relations at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Tanter is the author of Classifying Evil: Bush Administration Rhetoric and Policy toward Rogue Regimes and Rogue Regimes: Terrorism and Proliferation, which includes chapters on Iran, Iraq, and freelance terrorists who operate in a borderless world of failed states like Afghanistan. He also coauthored Balancing in the Balkans, as well as Rational Decisionmaking: Israel's Choices.