Charles H. Fairbanks Jr. is a professor at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. He was formerly a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He was also a research professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins/SAIS and a director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. He has served as a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State and as a member of the department’s policy planning staff. He was a foreign policy adviser to the Reagan campaign in 1980 and the Bush campaign in 1988. Fairbanks has served on the political science faculty of both Yale University and the University of Toronto.