Michael J. Mazarr

Michael J. Mazarr is professor of national security strategy and associate dean for academics at the U.S. National War College in Washington, D.C. He holds AB and MA degrees from Georgetown University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.  He has been president of the Henry L. Stimson Center, senior vice president for strategic planning at the Electronic Industries Alliance, legislative assistant for foreign affairs and chief writer in the office of Representative Dave McCurdy, and special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (December 2008-January 2010).  He spent eleven years at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), first as a researcher and senior fellow in international security studies and later as editor of The Washington Quarterly and director of the New Millennium Project.  He served seven years in the U.S. Navy Reserve, in both enlisted and commissioned ranks, as an intelligence specialist.  He has authored ten books, including North Korea and the Bomb (1995) and Unmodern Men in the Modern World:  Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity (2007). The members of the Strategy Study Group included Rozlyn Engel, Bernard Finel, T.X. Hammes, Frank Hoffman, Thomas Lynch, and Gus Otto.