Matthew Kroenig is an Associate Professor and International Relations Field Chair in the Department of Government at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at The Atlantic Council. He is an expert on U.S. national security policy and strategy, international relations theory, nuclear deterrence, arms control, nuclear nonproliferation, Iran, and counterterrorism.
His most recent book, A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat (2014), examines all aspects of the Iranian nuclear challenge, including the rationale behind the U.S. policy of ruling out containment as an option if diplomacy fails. He is author or editor of other books, including Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (2010), which received Honorable Mention for the International Studies Association Best Book Award. His articles on international politics have appeared in such publications as American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and USA Today. He has provided commentary on BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, and many other media outlets.
From May 2010 to May 2011, he served as a Special Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, where he worked on defense policy and strategy for Iran. In 2005, he worked as a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he authored the first-ever, U.S. government strategy for deterring terrorist networks. For his work, he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. Dr. Kroenig regularly consults with the defense, energy, and intelligence communities.
He has held fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, the National Science Foundation, Stanford University, and the University of California. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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