Geoffrey Kemp is Senior
Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National
Interest. He served in the White House during the first Reagan
administration as Special Assistant to the President for National
Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian
Affairs on the National Security Council Staff.
Prior to his current position, he was a
Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where
he was Director of the Middle East Arms Control Project. In the 1970s
he worked in the Defense Department in the Policy Planning and Program
Analysis and Evaluation Offices and made major contributions to studies
on U.S. security policy and options for South West Asia. From 1970 to
1980, he was a tenured member of the faculty of the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
He is the author or co-author of many books and monographs on regional security including, most recently, War With Iran: Political, Military, and Economic Consequences. Kemp received his Ph.D. in political science at M.I.T. and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from Oxford University.
Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a professor of national
security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, the director of the
Policy Analysis sub-course in the National Security Affairs Department,
and the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national
He is Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement program (USGE).
Gvosdev was the editor of The National Interest and remains a
senior editor at the magazine. He also holds a non-residential senior
fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a co-author
of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015) and previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013.
Gvosdev is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy
and international relations, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and
developments in the Middle East.
Director of Regional Strategic Programs,