Director, NATOSource; Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
TopicsInternational Security, Missile Defense, NATO and its Partners, Transatlantic Relations, US Defense Policy
RegionsBaltics, Europe, Russia
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May 16, 2018Germany’s military is virtually undeployable and security experts say it is too weak to meet its obligations to its allies, as it prepares to assume command of NATO’s crisis response force next year.
October 20, 2017NATO’s long-standing tactical advantage on the battlefield could be at risk as cyber adversaries probe for weak points in the U.S.-led security pact’s networks, a top alliance official said.
June 27, 2017
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May 25, 2017
He specializes in NATO and transatlantic relations, European politics, and US national security. He has been interviewed or cited by a broad range of media sources such as CNN, the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg News, Defense News, POLITICO, the National Interest, Xinhua, the Global Times, Russia Today, Kommersant, Hurriyet, Handelsblatt, Al Arabiya, Al Hurra, Al Jazeera, Sky News, and the Congressional Research Service.
Dr. Benitez previously served as assistant for Alliance issues to the Director of NATO Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has also served as a specialist in international security for the Department of State and the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis.
Dr. Benitez received his BA from the University of Florida, his MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.