Brian Stout is from Washington, DC and is currently a Stability Operations intern at the Foreign Service Institute in the U.S. Department of State. He graduated with a M.A. in International Relations from Maastricht University in 2015. He served as senior foreign policy consultant to a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014. He writes at justiceandinterests.com and tweets at @bstouttt. Views expressed are his alone and are not representative of his present or past affiliations.