Alex Teynor is an officer in the U.S. Army who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 2015. Alex earned his B.S. in Human Geography focusing his undergraduate thesis on security issues in the Sahel region in Africa, primarily in Mali. Other areas of academic interest include Great Power Competition, state development, and cybersecurity. He is currently working towards his M.S. in Global Studies and International Relations with a focus in Conflict Resolution at Northeastern University.