Robert J. Bunker
Non-Resident Fellow, Counter-Terrorism
PhD Political Science
Dr. Robert J. Bunker’s research interests mainly focus on non-state threat groups, future war, and counter-threat strategies.
Dr. Bunker is an Adjunct Research Professor (Past Minerva Chair) at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. He is also Adjunct Faculty, Division of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, from where he holds a Ph.D. He holds university degrees in political science, government, behavioral science, social science, anthropology-geography, and history.
Past professional associations include Futurist in Residence, Training and Development Division, Behavioral Science Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, VA; CEO, Counter-OPFOR Corporation; Adjunct Faculty, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California; Terrorism Instructor, California Specialized Training Institute, California Office of Emergency Services; Staff Member (Consultant), Counter-OPFOR Program, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-West; Fellow, Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the U.S. Army; Adjunct Faculty, National Security Studies M.A. Program and Political Science Department, California State University, San Bernardino, CA; and Faculty, Unconventional Warfare M.A. Distance Education Program, American Military University.
Dr. Bunker has delivered over 200 presentations, including papers and training, to military, law enforcement, and academic and policy audiences, including U.S. congressional testimony. Among his hundreds of publications are Body Cavity Bombers: The New Martyrs: A Terrorism Research Center Book with James Flaherty (iUniverse, 2013); Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training, with Stephen Sloan (University of Oklahoma, 2011), and edited works, including Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico and the Americas: The Gangs and Cartels Wage War (Routledge, 2012); Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries (Routledge, 2011); Criminal-States and Criminal-Soldiers (Routledge, 2008); Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency (Routledge, 2005); and Non-State Threats and Future Wars (Routledge, 2002).