Michael O’Hanlon

Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow with the 21st Century Defense Initiative and director of research for the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, and American foreign policy. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Michael is a member of the External Advisory Board at the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a commentator on Alhurra TV and also blogs for Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square site at CNN.com. Michael’s latest books are Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy with Martin Indyk and Kenneth Lieberthal (2012); The Wounded Giant: America’s Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity (2011); A Skeptic’s Case for Nuclear Disarmament (2010); Toughing It Out in Afghanistan with Hassina Sherjan (2010); and The Science of War (2009). He continues to coauthor Brookings’s Afghanistan Index. Michael earned his Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton.