Dr Charles Miller has an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and an MA from the University of Chicago. He completed his PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2013. His publications include ‘Endgame for the West in Afghanistan’ – an exploration of the causes of the decline in support for the Afghan mission in Australia, the United States, France, Germany, Canada and the UK- and ‘The Political Science of Retrenchment’ – an outline of what political science and defence economics can teach policymakers about when and how to carry out retrenchment in defence spending, both produced through the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute. His research interests include military effectiveness, public opinion and foreign policy and rational decision making in strategic affairs. His areas of regional interest include China, the United States and Australia.