Dr. Martin Scott Catino is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar specializing in US strategic security issues.


Dr. Scott Catino is a senior adviser and a specialist in U.S. foreign and security policy. He served in the United States, Iraq, and Afghanistan in various research, supervisory, and advising posts for the US Army. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served from 2009-2010 as the Deputy Team Leader and Lead Social Scientist of the Human Terrain Analysis Team at Multi-National Division-South, Basra Iraq.  In Operation Enduring Freedom he worked in 2011 as an adviser at Camp Julien, Kabul, Afghanistan. During that spring he embedded with a platoon of the 34th Infantry Division while conducting counterinsurgency operations in Kabul province, and was subsequently awarded the Global War on Terrorism service medal. In 2012 Dr. Catino served at NATO Command in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since that time he has served as a security consultant.

Dr. Catino is also a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and adjunct professor of graduate History.

Recent publications and conferences:

Review: Holger Albrecht, et. al. Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring. Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online. June 1, 2017.

Article: “The US Home Front: Drug Cartels and Security along the US–Mexico Border” in The Future of US Warfare. Routledge. 2017.

Article: “Diving for Pearls: Shia Insurgency and Counterterrorism Measures in Bahrain” in The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy. 2017.

Article: “Assessing Iranian Security Capabilities: The Case of the Green Movement Protests, 2009-2011” in Mohammed Aman, ed., The Middle East: New Order or Disorder. Washington: Westphalia Press, 2016.

Conference Paper: “Assessing Iranian Security Capabilities: The Case of the Green Movement Protests, 2009-2010.”  Paper presented at the Mideast Dialogue Conference, Washington, D.C., February 2015.

Conference paper: “Inhuman Terrain: Arizona Ranchers Encountering Drug Cartels.”  This research paper utilizes extensive interviews with ranchers, senior border patrol investigators, border security experts, law enforcement officers, as well as observations conducted in Naco and Nogales, Mexico.

Article: “Tribal Capabilities and Warfare: The Case of Ancient Israel.” Saber and Scroll journal. Issue 1. Winter 2015.

Review: Hossein Mousavian, Iran and the United States: An Insider View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace (New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014). Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online, 2015.



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