Dr. P. H. Liotta is the Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security at the U. S. Naval War College. He has lived in and traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe and the Balkan Peninsula, as well as Central and South Asia (including Iran). He has received a Pulitzer Prize nomination, a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, a Fulbright scholarship to Yugoslavia, and the International Quarterly Crossing Boundaries Award. His work has been translated into Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Turkish. The author of 14 books and over 300 articles, he serves on the advisory boards of Estudios de Defensa del Instituto de Ciencia Política de la Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile, and the Research Institute for European and American Studies in Athens, Greece. Recent work includes The Ruins of Athens: A Balkan Memoir, and The Wolf at the Door: A Poetic Cycle Translated from the Macedonian of Bogomil Gjuzel. Forthcoming work includes Cry, the Imagined Country: Legitimacy and the Fate of Macedonia; and The Uncertain Certainty: Human Security, Environmental Change, and the Future Euro-Mediterranean.