Douglas A. Ollivant, Ph.D. is a Managing Partner and the Senior Vice President of Mantid International, a global consulting firm with offices in Beirut, Baghdad and Washington D.C. He is also a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. A retired Army officer, his last assignment in government was as Director for Iraq at the National Security Council during both the Bush and Obama administrations. Ollivant also spent one year in Afghanistan as the Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Commander, Regional Command-East. Follow him on Twitter at @DouglasOllivant.