September 21, 2016

Matthew Kroenig

Associate Professor
Department of Government
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University


ICAS Fellow

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Matthew Kroenig has been named ICAS Fellow, effective immediately.

Matthew Kroenig is an internationally-recognized professor, author, and national security analyst based in Washington D.C. Matt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at The Atlantic Council. His work has covered a wide range of topics in national security policy, including: strategy, nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation, arms control, terrorism, counterterrorism, homeland security, Europe, Russia, NATO, Asia, China, North Korea, the Middle East, Iran, democracy, legislative strength, and soft power.

Dr. Kroenig was a senior adviser to the 2016 Marco Rubio for President Campaign, a senior national security adviser to the 2016 Scott Walker for President Campaign, and a foreign policy adviser on the 2012 Mitt Romney for President Campaign. Matt is a member of the John Hay Initiative.

He has served in a variety of positions in the U.S. government. From 2010 to 2011, Matt was a special adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked on defense policy and strategy for Iran. In 2005, Matt was a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he authored the first-ever, U.S. government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks. For his work, Matt was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2004, he was a military analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency's Strategic Assessment Group. Matt has testified before Congress and regularly consults with with a wide range of U.S. government entities in the defense, intelligence, diplomatic, energy, and lawmaking communities.

Previously, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research fellowships at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

Matt is the author or editor of five books: Nonproliferation Policy and Nuclear Posture: Causes and Consequences for the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (2015); A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat (2014); The Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation (2013); Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (2010) and The Handbook of National Legislatures: A Global Survey(2009). His articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including: American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, Comparative Strategy, Democratization, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Strategic Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Security Studies, Spectator, Survival, Tablet, The American Interest, The National Interest, The National Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Quarterly, The Weekly Standard, and USA Today. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the University of California, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Matt's Google Scholar page is available here.

He has provided commentary on BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, and many other media outlets. Matt regularly delivers speeches for government, university, and private audiences in the United States and abroad. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Matt holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Follow him on Twitter @kroenig.

Thank you.