New AtlanticistMay 10, 2022
Will Putin use nuclear weapons in Ukraine? Our experts answer three burning questions.
By Atlantic Council experts
Our nuclear experts weighed in on the chances of Putin taking the fateful step, how he might do it, and how the West would likely respond.
Jan M. Lodal is a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He was president of the Atlantic Council from October 2005 until the end of 2006. Concurrently, Mr. Lodal is chairman of Lodal and Company.
Previously, he served as principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and as a senior staff member of the National Security Council. He was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intelus Inc. and cofounder of American Management Systems, Inc. During the Nixon and Ford administrations, Mr. Lodal served on the White House staff as deputy for program analysis to Henry A. Kissinger, and during the Johnson administration as director of the NATO and general purpose force analysis division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Lodal is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, a trustee of the American Boychoir, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He was previously executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group and president of Group Health Association. He is the author of numerous articles on public policy, arms control, and defense policy, and of The Price of Dominance: the New Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Challenge to American Leadership.
Mr. Lodal is the recipient of Rice University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service and Achievement in Business and was twice awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Department’s highest civilian honor.
Mr. Lodal remains an active member of the Atlantic Council’s Board Executive Committee.