Andre Le Sage is an assistant professor of terrorism and counterterrorism at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Previously Dr. Le Sage worked in Africa with the UN, Médecins Sans Frontières, and other organizations. He was a political adviser to the Somalia National Reconciliation Conference and has worked with other peace processes and negotiation efforts in Africa and Southeast Asia. His research and publications have focused on militia-faction politics, Islamic movements, and counterterrorism efforts in Somalia. He lives in Washington, DC.