Michael Brendan Dougherty

Michael Brendan Dougherty

SENIOR FELLOW & SPOKESPERSON

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, grand strategy, intersection of politics and policy, congressional process

Michael Brendan Dougherty is a senior writer at National Review Online. He was previously senior contributor to TheWeek.com, politics editor at Business Insider, and senior writer for The American Conservative. His writing has appeared at New York Times magazine, ESPN magazine, and many other fine outlets. He is an entrepreneur. He can be followed @michaelbd.

Col. Andrew Bacevich, USA, Ret.

Col. Andrew Bacevich, USA, Ret.

MILITARY EXPERT & HISTORIAN

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, Middle East policy, grand strategy, international relations, international security, counterterrorism

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations emeritus at Boston University. A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he served for twenty-three years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. He received his Ph. D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton...

Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, USA, Ret.

Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, USA, Ret.

SENIOR FELLOW & MILITARY EXPERT

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, Middle East policy, Asia policy, grand strategy, international relations, international security, counterinsurgency

Davis retired from the US Army as a Lt. Col. after 21 years of active service and currently serves as a Defense Fellow and Military Expert for Defense Priorities. He was deployed into combat zones four times in his career, beginning with Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and then to Iraq in 2009 and...

Charles V. Peña

Charles V. Peña

FOREIGN POLICY FELLOW & SCHOLAR

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, Middle East policy, counterterrorism, homeland security, intelligence, grand strategy

Charles Peña is the former Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and has been a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, as well as an...

Rachel Bovard

Rachel Bovard

FELLOW

Areas of expertise: Congressional legislative process, intersection of politics and policy, domestic policy, free trade, and foreign and defense policy

Rachel Bovard currently serves as Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute. She has more than a decade of policy experience in Washington and has served in both the House and Senate in various roles, including as a legislative director and policy director...

Michael Desch

Michael Desch

FOREIGN POLICY SCHOLAR & DIRECTOR, NOTRE DAME INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CENTER

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, international relations, international security

Desch is an expert on U.S. foreign and national security policies. His current research focuses on how to bridge the gap between academic research and policymaking. He is the co-author most recently of Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President’s Foreign...

Eugene Gholz

Eugene Gholz

FOREIGN POLICY SCHOLAR & FACULTY, NOTRE DAME INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CENTER

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, international relations, international security

Eugene Gholz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. He works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, defense management, and U.S. grand strategy. He co-wrote a well-known International Security...

Kurt Couchman

Kurt Couchman

VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC POLICY

Areas of expertise: Congressional legislative and budget process, intersection of politics and policy, and efficiency and reform efforts in American foreign policy

Kurt Couchman comes to Defense Priorities after six years as a policy expert in congressional offices. Most recently, he was Legislative Director for a Republican member of the House of Representatives. He has developed initiatives and built coalitions in diverse fields such as foreign affairs...

W. James Antle III

W. James Antle III

SENIOR ADVISOR & FOREIGN POLICY ANALYST

Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, intersection of politics and policy, congressional process

W. James Antle III is the Washington Examiner's politics editor and currently serves as a Senior Advisor and Foreign Policy Analyst for Defense Priorities. He was previously managing editor of the Daily Caller, associate editor of the American Spectator and senior writer for the American Conservative...