Dr. Alexander T. J. Lennon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Quarterly, hosted at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. For the last 20 years he has researched and written on topics including the grand strategy, foreign and security policies, and nuclear security strategy.
Dr. Alexander T. J. Lennon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Quarterly, hosted at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
His research has focused on International Security and he has done associated programs in CSIS Commission on Smart Power. He is also a Fellow in the International Security Program. His current research focuses on the national security implications of global climate change and the regional risks of proliferation, especially in Iran and North Korea. He previously served at the U.S. Department of State, focusing on Middle Eastern affairs.
Dr. Lennon’s expertise are centered on the grand strategy and foreign and security policies of contemporary major powers – especially the United States, China and India – as well as nuclear security strategy including South Asia, North Korea and Iran as well as extended deterrence.
He is the editor of The Epicenter of Crisis: The New Middle East; Reshaping Rogue States; Preemption, Regime Change, and U.S. Policy Toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea; The Battle for Hearts and Minds: Using Soft Power to Undermine Terrorist Networks; What Does the World Want from America? and Contemporary Nuclear Debates; and the co-editor with Michael T. Mazarr of Toward a Nuclear Peace.
Dr. Lennon holds a Ph.D. in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University, where he was the national policy debate (NDT) champion.