Volume 5, Issue 2

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About The Author

Geoffrey Demarest is a researcher at the US Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth. He holds a JD and a PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver, and a PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas. He is also a graduate of the US Army War College and of the School of the Americas. He is a retired Army officer and civil lawyer. He is the author of numerous works on military topics, including his latest book, Winning Irregular War: Conflict Geography.

Ivan B. Welch, PhD (LTC retired) has extensive academic and professional expertise in applied geography. He served some 27 years in the United States Army where he participated in peacekeeping operations, ground combat, coalition warfare, and joint military policy planning. For the past several years he has done extensive open source research and writing on foreign perspectives and international relations. He teaches cultural geography in interagency seminars and offers frameworks for analysis based upon geographic factors. He is currently doing field work regarding the interaction of place, people, and purpose as entangled systems in a cultural, economic, and political context.

Charles K. Bartles is a Russian linguist and analyst at the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He has deployed in various assignments to Afghanistan and Iraq is now an imagery officer in the Army Reserve. He also has served as a security assistance officer at U.S. embassies in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. He has a BA in Russian from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MA in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Geospatial Information Systems certificate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

To Cite This Article

Demarest, Geoffrey, Welch, Ivan B., and Bartles, Charles K., “Risk Distance”, Infinity Journal, Volume 5, Number 2, spring 2016, pages 4-10.