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 & 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.
October 20, 2013NATOSource Director and Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Jorge Benitez is quoted in UK newspaper the Express on balancing the costs of collective defense within NATO:
October 20, 2013Jorge Benitez, NATOSource director and senior fellow for the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, writes in Defense One on US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Brussels to discuss the future of NATO:
October 16, 2013NATOSource Director and Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Jorge Benitez writes with Brent Scowcroft Center Transatlantic Security Initiative Member Marine Artz in U.S. News & World Report on the European Union's role in NATO:
August 28, 2013Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Jorge Benitez spoke to the Los Angeles Times about options in Syria.
August 26, 2013As the US, Britain and France edged closer to approving strikes in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons, the Kremlin said that the West was moving down "a very dangerous path."