Aidan Kirby Winn is a Project Associate conducting research and analysis for a variety of defense and security studies at RAND. Her current research interests include terrorism, counterinsurgency, intelligence policy and security assistance and capacity-building initiatives. Prior to joining RAND, she was Associate Director of National Security Studies and Analysis at Hicks and Associates, Inc (a subsidiary of SAIC), leading defense, intelligence and homeland security studies. From 2004-2006 she was a Research Associate in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she managed the Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism. Ms. Winn holds an MA from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a BA in history and philosophy from McMaster University.