Daniel Aldrich is full professor of political science and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University. When he published this article, he was an associate professor at Purdue University and AAAS Fellow at USAID. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Daniel's first book, Site Fights, focused on nuclear power in Japan and France. He has sinced published other books and many articles. Daniel Aldrich is a contributor to the New York Times, CNN, and the Asahi Shinbun, among other media.