Vittorfranco Pisano is a Global Policy Institute Fellow and chairman of the Intelligence and Security Department, International University of Social Sciences – UNINTESS (Mantua, Italy). He has previously taught at various universities, including Georgetown University and the Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C., and the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy). A retired U.S. Army colonel, he has served in military police and general staff assignments in the United States and Europe from 1964 to 1996. He has consulted for to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism and reviewed courses offered by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Anti terrorism Assistance Program. He is the author of over 200 books and other publications on security, intelligence, and unconventional conflict in English or Italian and currently lectures at civilian and military institutions in Italy and other countries.