Timothy J. Lynch is the Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor in American Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His books include Turf War: the Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004), After Bush: the Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (co-authored with RS Singh, Cambridge, 2008), a winner of the Richard Neustadt Book Prize and a best-selling international security text and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2013). He is editor-in-chief of the two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013). A regular commentator for Sky News and ABC TV and radio in Australia, the BBC and Al Jazeera in the UK, and C-SPAN and NPR in the US, his editorials have appeared in the Age, the Conversation, the Guardian, the Herald Sun, the Spectator, and the Wall Street Journal. At Melbourne Tim teaches two popular electives on the Master of International Relations (Great Power Rivalry and US Foreign Policy. He is the convener of the Ten Great Books Melbourne Masterclass. A Fulbright Scholar, he holds a PhD in Political Science from Boston College, USA.