Walter Laqueur is a former director of the Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History in London as well as head of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Georgetown, Harvard, Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Last Three Days of Europe and more than twenty other books, which have been translated into as many languages, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary History. He lives in Washington, D.C. Dan Schueftan is the director of the National Security Studies Center as well as the International Graduate Program in National Security at the University of Haifa. From 2012 to 2014 he was a visiting professor at Georgetown University. The author of numerous books on the history and politics of the Middle East, he has been briefing members and staffers of the U.S. Congress and the executive branch since the 1970s, and he briefs ministers and parliamentarians in European and Asian countries as well. He lives in Haifa, Israel.