Authors, researchers, and experts who have contributed to the 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength.
Bruce D. Klingner
Bruce D. Klingner is a Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia in the Asian Studies Center. He served for two decades at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Bridgett Mudd is a former Research Assistant in the Davis Institute.
Brian Slattery is a Policy Analyst for Defense and Security Studies in the Allison Center.
Dean Cheng is a Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center of the Davis Institute. He specializes in China’s military and foreign policy.
Daniel Kochis is a Research Associate in the Thatcher Center for Freedom.
Dakota L. Wood is Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, at The Heritage Foundation. He served for two decades as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including service as a strategic analyst for the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Secretary of Defense’s Director of Net Assessment.
Helle Dale is a Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom of the Davis Institute. She focuses on U.S. government institutions and programs for strategic outreach to the public of foreign countries, as well as more traditional diplomacy, and on the war of ideas against violent extremism.
James Jay Carafano, PhD
James Jay Carafano, PhD, is Vice President for the Davis Institute, and the E.W. Richardson Fellow, at The Heritage Foundation. He served for 25 years as a U.S. Army officer and taught at a number of universities, including the National Defense University.
Jim DeMint is President of the Heritage Foundation and a former U.S. Senator from the state of South Carolina.
Justin T. Johnson
Justin T. Johnson is Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy in the Allison Center.
James Phillips is Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs in the Allison Center. He served at the Congressional Research Service and at the East-West Center.
John Venable is Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy in the Center for National Defense.
Luke Coffey is Margaret Thatcher Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom of the Davis Institute. He joined Heritage after service as the senior special advisor to the Secretary of Defence of the United Kingdom.
Lisa Curtis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center. She has served with the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Foreign Service, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff.
Michaela Dodge is Senior Policy Analyst for Defense and Strategic Policy in the Allison Center. She specializes in missile defense, nuclear weapons modernization, and arms control.
Nile Gardiner PhD
Nile Gardiner, PhD, is Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. He served as foreign policy researcher in the Private Office of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom.
Rachel Zissimos is a Research Assistant in the Center for National Defense.
Walter Lohman is Director of the Asian Studies Center. He served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, in the Office of Senator John McCain, and as Executive Director of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
Adam Lowther is Director of the School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies at Kirtland Air Force Base.
Antulio Echevarria II, PhD, is Editor of the U.S. Army War College quarterly journal Parameters.
Brad Glosserman is Executive Director of the Pacific Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Dr. Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia–Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
David Isby is a defense consultant and author of Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires (New York: Pegasus, 2010).
Douglas E. Streusand, PhD
Douglas E. Streusand, PhD, is a Professor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at the Marine Corps University.
Jeff M. Smith
Jeff M. Smith is the Director of South Asia Programs and Kraemer Strategy Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.
Larry Wortzel is the Director of the Strategic Studies Institute of the United States Army War College.
Mackubin T. Owens is Dean of Academic A airs and a professor at the Institute of World Politics.
Martin N. Murphy, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre of Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University.
Mark Schneider, PhD
Mark Schneider, PhD, is Senior Analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy.
Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company, and a Senior Adviser to The Cherto Group.