Kevin Koehler is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. His research focuses on politics and security in the Middle East and North Africa with an emphasis on political elites, regime change, and civil-military relations. He is the principal investigator of the ERC-funded MENA-PERC project which investigates the dynamics of elite change in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey over the past century. Before joining Sant’Anna, Kevin held positions at Leiden University, the NATO Defense College, the American University in Cairo, as well as the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Kevin holds a PhD and MRes from the European University Institute in Florence as well as an MA degree from the University of Tübingen. His work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Democratization, Mediterranean Politics and other journals.