Scott Silverstone was a Class of 2016 & 2017 ASU Future of War Fellow. He will complete a book on the strategic complexities of preventive war and the enduring historical debate over British and French policy in response to the rise of German power in the 1930s. He is currently a Professor of International Relations and the Director of the International Relations program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Silverstone is the author of Preventive War and American Democracy, and Divided Union: the Politics of War in the Early American Republic. At the beginning of his career he was a U.S. Naval Officer flying with a P-3 Orion squadron in the western Pacific and Indian Ocean and he served as a crisis management officer in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.