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In the NewsJul 1, 2022
Benitez in Breaking Defense: Turkey lifts hold on Sweden, Finland joining NATO, following wide-ranging concessions
By Jorge Benitez
Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Breaking Defense article addressing the news of Turkey lifting its block on Finland and Sweden joining NATO.
In the NewsJul 21, 2021
Benitez in Stars and Stripes: Russian actions in Black Sea show ‘increasing aggression,’ says top US admiral in the region
By Jorge Benitez
Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Stars and Stripes article regarding the escalation of Russian military aggression in the Black Sea against US and NATO warships conducting exercises in the region.
Jorge Benitez is a nonresident senior fellow in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
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.