Security and Defense Experts

Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe
A. Ross Johnson is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson  International Center for Scholars.Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as director  of Radio Free Europe, director of the RFE/RL Research Institute, and acting president...
PhD Candidate, Seoul National University
Chong Min Kim is a PhD candidate and a lecturer of Graduate International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU) and a Global PhD Fellow of National Research Foundation. She is a BA in Economics at SNU, and MA in International Studies at GSIS SNU. Her article "The U.S.'s Economic Disengagement Policy and Korea's Industrial Transformation: Implications of the Textile Disputes...
Michael Kofman spent years managing professional military education programs and military to military engagements for senior officers at National Defense University.  There he served as a subject matter expert and adviser to military and government officials on issues in Russia/Eurasia. He has represented the Department of Defense in a number of track one and track two efforts with Russia and...
Associate Professor of Government, American University
Adrienne LeBas (PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. Her research interests include social movements, democratization, and po...
General (retired), 3rd Republic of Korea Army
Robert Litwak is Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Litwak served on the National Security Council staff as Director for Nonproliferation in...
Professor of History of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kristie Macrakis is Professor in the School of History, Technology and Society at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Science at Harvard University but is also a historian of espionage. She is the author or editor of five books including Surviving the Swastika, Oxford, 1993, Seduced by Secrets, Cambridge, 2008 and Prisoners, Lovers and Spies, Ya...
Executive Director, Entry/Exit Transformation Office (EXT), CBP
Annie W. Manriquez is a National Security Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She has held various national security positions within the executive and legislative branches, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and on former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s staff. She currently supports the Intellig...
Voice of America's Russian Service, and Associate at Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Erica Marat is a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center. She is an expert on security issues in postcommunist countries, with a focus on military, national, and regional defense, as well as state-crime relations. Marat previously worked at the Voice of America's Russian Service and was a research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program...

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