Trevor Schenk recently completed my M.A. in Political Science/International Relations at McMaster University. Before that he completed his B.A. in Political Science and History at McMaster University. During his graduate studies, Trevor traveled to Japan to do research on the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its effects on the local population. He wrote his Major Research Paper on the role of Private Military Companies operating in Iraq and their effect on U.S. and coalition counterinsurgency strategy during the 2003 war. Trevor’s main interests are in security studies, specifically the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Global War on Terror. Other interests include Canadian/U.S. foreign policy, as well as military and strategic studies.