Benjamin H. Friedman

SENIOR FELLOW & DEFENSE SCHOLAR

Areas of expertise: Grand strategy, American foreign policy, international relations, international security, DoD budgeting, Asia policy, Europe policy and NATO, Middle East policy, counterterrorism, and DoD budgeting

Benjamin H. Friedman is an adjunct lecturer at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, a graduate of Dartmouth College, and a PhD candidate in political science at the MIT.  He previously worked as a Defense Analyst at the Cato Institute and a Researcher at the Center for Defense Information. He's edited three books on defense policy and strategy and has published academic essays in International SecurityPolitical Science QuarterlyOrbisForeign Affairs, and World Affairs. He has written op-eds for many outlets, including The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesUSA TodayPoliticoThe AtlanticNewsweekTIMEThe Boston GlobeBoston Review, and the Boston Herald.

Media clips:
Fox News: Trump is right to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria
Fox News: After 17 years, it’s in America’s best interest to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan
Fox News: Washington should support policy to bring U.S. troops home from Syria
Fox: News: U.S.-Iran policy post-JCPOA
Fox Business: Special coverage of Trump-Kim summit