Philip Gordon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Prior to his work at Brookings he was Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for a variety of issues including NATO, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, and Western Europe. From 1994-1998 he was a senior fellow for U.S. Strategic Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He has previously held teaching and research posts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC; INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France; and the German Society for Foreign Affairs in Bonn.
Gordon earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and is a regular commentator on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy for major television and radio networks. In addition to dozens of articles and two books on American foreign policy, Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey, Gordon is also a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of The New York Times, the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, and Le Monde.