Director, NATOSource; Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
TopicsInternational Security, Missile Defense, NATO and its Partners, Transatlantic Relations, US Defense Policy
RegionsBaltics, Europe, Russia
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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.