Hal Brands

Hal Brands

Hal Brands, an FPRI Senior Fellow in the Program on National Security, is on the faculty at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.  He is a historian whose research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy, Cold War history, Latin American security and diplomacy, and other issues.  He has written three books, which are What Good is Grand Strategy? Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush (2014), Latin America’s Cold War (2010), and From Berlin to Baghdad: America’s Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World (2008).  He has also worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and has served as a member of the RAND Corporation Grand Strategy Advisory Board.  Brands earned his PhD, MA, and MPhil. in History from Yale University, and received a BA in History and Political Science from Stanford University.