Steven Feldstein is an Associate Professor and holder of the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. Previously, he served as a deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of democracy, human rights and labor at the Department of State, and the director of the office of policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also served as counsel on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Chairmen Joseph Biden and John Kerry. He earned a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law and a B.A. from Princeton University. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, national security policy, international politics, and democracy and human rights. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, World Politics Review, U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, and The National Interest (forthcoming).