Allen G. Sens (Ph.D, Queen’s) is a Professor of Teaching in the Political Science Department at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He specializes in international conflict and conflict management, with a research focus on international peacekeeping operations. With respect to Europe, Dr. Sens maintains a research interest in NATO and European security and defence policy. He is the co-editor of two volumes on European security: The Changing Politics of European Security: Europe Alone? (with Stefan Gänzle); and NATO and European Security: Alliance Politics from the End of the Cold War to the Age of Terrorism (with Alex Moens and Lenard J. Cohen). His teaching interests include international relations, international security, armed conflict, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and nuclear weapons and arms control.