Aaron Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He holds a PhD in political science from the Queen's University of Belfast and his main research interests span the Northern Ireland troubles, terrorism, insurgency, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. His books include Transforming the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: From Terrorism to Democratic Politics (co-edited with Stephen Bloomer, 2008), A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism (2009), The Northern Ireland Conflict: A Beginner's Guide (co-authored with Cillian McGrattan, 2010) and Defending the Realm? The Politics of Britain's Small Wars since 1945 (2012), among many others.