Catherine Clinton is the Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the author of numerous historical books, including the important, Harriet Tubman: A Road to Freedom.

Emma Ashford is a PhD in foreign policy with focus on security studies, Russia, the Middle East and the politics of oil. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the CATO Institute. Her latest paper written for CATO is entitled, “Friends Like These: Why Petrostates Make Bad Allies.”

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