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I am a U.S. Army officer and historian. I am primarily interested in studying how the ideas and institutions of the post-1945 international order(s) have influenced, and been influenced by, the use of military power.

My first book, Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire, examines the ways in which human rights activism shaped British counterinsurgency practices during the wars in Cyprus (1955-59), Aden (1963-67), and Northern Ireland (1969-98).

The book began life as my doctoral dissertation at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. In 2016, the Society for Military History named my dissertation Honorable Mention for the Edward M. Coffman First-Manuscript Prize. For more about the book, click on the heading above.

You can also follow me on Twitter @BrianDrohan.