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Micah Zenko

Whitehead Senior Fellow, Chatham House
Micah Zenko is a researcher focused on foreign policy, national security and organizational change issues. He has worked at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the Brookings Institution, the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning and most recently the Council on Foreign Relations. Currently a columnist at Foreign Policy, Zenko has published in Foreign Affairs, the Journal of Strategic Studies and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and has had op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Los Angeles Times. He also wrote or co-wrote five Council Special Reports, including ones on the subject of US drone strike policies, early warning and preventive policy-making and nuclear weapons reduction. He is the author of Between Threats and War: U.S. Discrete Military Operations in the Post-Cold War World (Stanford University Press, 2010), Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy (Basic Books, 2015) and, with Michael Cohen, Clear and Present Safety (Yale University Press, forthcoming).