BIO

I am a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan public policy research institute focused on national security strategy, defense planning, and military investment options.

ex-det-1At CSBA, I conduct research on a variety of topics, including long-term competitions, trends in future warfare, alliance management, U.S. nuclear policy, and East Asia security issues. My recent reports include The Future of America’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent; The Cost of U.S. Nuclear Forces: From BCA to Bow Wave and Beyond; Extended Deterrence in the Second Nuclear Age: Geopolitics, Proliferation, and the Future of U.S. Security Commitments; and Reinforcing the Front Line: U.S. Defense Strategy and the Rise of China. I have also published commentary and analysis in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The Diplomat, Defense News, and Real Clear Defense.

In addition to my defense policy work, I continue to engage in academic research and writing, focusing primarily on how established powers manage emerging powers. I am the author of In the Hegemon’s Shadow: Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016), as well as articles in International Security, Security Studies, and the Journal of Strategic Studies.

I graduated with a BA in political science and sociology from Villanova University, and received my MA and PhD in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

You can find a copy of my CV here.

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