Yossef Bodansky currently concentrates on research, professional writing and international consulting. Mr. Bodansky was the Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare at the U.S. House of Representatives between 1988 and 2004, and stayed on as a special adviser to Congress till January 2009. In the mid-1980s, he acted as a senior consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of State. Beforehand, Mr. Bodansky was a visiting scholar and a professorial lecturer with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Bodansky has also been the Director of Research at the International Strategic Studies Association [ISSA], as well as a Senior Editor for the Defense & Foreign Affairs group of publications, since 1983. He is the author of eleven books – including Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (New York Times No.1 Bestseller & Washington Post No.1 Bestseller), The Secret History of the Iraq War (New York Times Bestseller & Foreign Affairs Magazine Bestseller), and Chechen Jihad: Al Qaeda’s Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror – and hundreds of articles, book chapters and Congressional reports. Mr. Bodansky is a Director at the Prague Society for International Cooperation, and serves on the Board of the Global Panel Foundation and several other institutions worldwide.