Anand Toprani is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College specializing in diplomatic and military history, energy geopolitics, and political economy. He is a graduate of Cornell, Oxford, and Georgetown , and has held fellowships at Yale and Harvard. He is the author of Oil and the Great Powers: Britain and Germany, 1914-1945 (2019), which received the 2020 Richard W. Leopold Prize from the Organization of American Historians, and has published articles in a number of scholarly and popular periodicals, from the Journal of Military History to War on the Rocks. He previously served as an historian at the U.S. Department of State, an intelligence officer at U.S. Central Command, and a visiting professor at Brown University. He is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.