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Thomas Mockaitis


Dr. Mockaitis has written numerous books and articles on military history and violent extremism, including British Counterinsurgency, 1919-1960 (Macmillan, 1990; winner of th Templar Medal for the best book on British Military History), The New Terrorism: Myths and Reality (Prager, 2007; paperback edition, Stanford, 2008), Violent Extremists: Understanding the Domestic and International Terrorist Threat (Praeger, 2019), and Conventional and Unconventional War: A History of Modern Conflict (Praeger, 2017; paperback edition, Bloomsbury, 2024). His current project is a book on the conflict in South Arabia, 1963 to 1967.


Prof. Mockaitis offers courses on British, European, and world history. He also teaches in the Honors and Liberal Studies programs.

Follow: @DrMockaitis​