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David Auerswald is a nonresident senior fellow at the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is also professor of security studies at the US National War College in Washington, DC. He has published articles and chapters on a variety of national security and foreign policy topics. His most recent work has focused on the geopolitics of the Arctic and includes A US Security Strategy for the Arctic; NATO in the Arctic: Keep Its Role Limited, For Now; Now is Not the Time for a FONOP in the Arctic; China’s Multifaceted Arctic Strategy; “Arctic Narratives and Geopolitical Competition,” a chapter in Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic edited by Joachim Weber; and “The High North,” a chapter in Charting a Course: Strategic Choices for a New Administration, from National Defense University Press. He has also published five books, with the two most recent being Congress and Civil-Military Relations edited with Colton Campbell and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone, co-authored with Stephen Saideman.

Auerswald previously served on the faculty of George Washington University’s Department of Political Science and the Elliott School of International Affairs. He has worked as a congressional staff member on three separate occasions. Auerswald received his PhD and MA in political science from the University of California San Diego, and undergraduate degrees in political science and English literature from Brown University.