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Suzanne Loftus

Global Fellow


    November 13, 2023 — December 31, 2025

    Professional affiliation

    Former Professor of Strategic Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University 
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    Wilson Center Projects

    American Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: Deterrence, Pragmatic Engagement, and Resilience 

    Full Biography

    Suzanne Loftus was Professor of Strategic Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Currently, she is Global Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Miami and specializes in Russian foreign and domestic policy, Russian nationalism and national identity, post-Soviet studies, and great power competition. She is the author of various books, journal articles, book chapters, reports and op-eds. Her latest book, Russia, China and the West in the Post-Cold War Era: The Limits of Liberal Universalism, analyzes great power relations over the past three decades and assesses the factors that have led to today’s confrontational geopolitical environment using constructivist identity theory and structural realism as frameworks. Based on her analysis, her major project for the Wilson Center focuses on finding adequate policy solutions to the challenges outlined in her book.