According to the bio on Amazon: "Rick Robison joined the Foreign Service in the early 1980s as a U.S. Diplomat and Arabist. He served in Arabian Gulf Nations during the Iran-Iraq War, and later during the Gulf War served in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. -In 1991, he assisted the Gulf War Task Force, serving in the Persian Gulf region during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. -Following the Gulf War, Rick resigned from the government, returning to the Persian Gulf as a consultant to help these nations rebuild, and teach the principles of liberty, success, and entrepreneurship. -He is a popular speaker at conventions, on talk shows, at universities, and before a variety of professional groups. He was president of Fortress International, Inc., training the US military and private companies on how to succeed in the challenging Middle East environment. -Mr. Robison is the author of multiple books (see his list on Amazon and below), and has been published in: Common Conservative magazine, The American Ideological Society of Philadelphia magazine, Intellectual Conservative magazine, Foreign Trade magazine, and Safari. He was also Chief Editor of Sovcap’s Market Intelligence Report from Russia (1990s). -He was hired by Remember My Service/Storyrock, Inc. to author the special 25th Commemorative book The Liberation of Kuwait: Honoring the Veterans of Desert Storm, published in 2016 and paid for by the Kuwaiti Government, and other select sponsors. This is a high-end, coffee table-style commemorative work, which also included a feature-length documentary. Rick led the fundraising team in Kuwait. -In the 1970s, he received a Bachelor’s Degree, and later a Master’s Degree, in the Arabic Language and Middle East Area Studies, receiving an Arabic language scholarship. -He attended the American University In Cairo, Egypt, completing an Arabic Language degree. -The insights he offers are backed by decades on the inside of Middle Eastern culture and international corporate America. He provides perspective, more importantly discernment, molded while working on the ground in the Turkish, Arab, Israeli, & Iranian Middle East. His window on the world is unique, providing valuable information for all Americans at this critical time."