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Thu, Apr 1, 2021

McInnis in Inkstick on Future of National Security Workplace

On April 1, FD Non-Resident Senior Fellow Kathleen J. McInnis wrote an article on the future of the national security workplace following the COVID-19 pandemic, an article in a series on future workplaces for Inkstick. She argued that the workplace may fundamentally change due to the remote environment.

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Defense Policy United States and Canada

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

McInnis quoted in McClatchy on National Guard at Capitol

Forward Defense and Transatlantic Security Initiative Non-resident Senior Fellow Kathleen McInnis was quoted in a piece on National Guard deployment to the Capitol following the insurrection in January.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy United States and Canada

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

McInnis quoted in POLITICO on Defense Secretary Austin

On February 9, POLITICO published an article titled “Lloyd Austin takes first steps to repair a battered Pentagon.” In this piece, Forward Defense and Transatlantic Security Initiative Nonresident Senior Fellow Kathleen J. McInnis was quoted on the state of civil-military relations during the Trump administration, noting the erosion of civilian oversight that took place at the Pentagon.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy United States and Canada

Dr. Kathleen J. McInnis is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and Forward Defense practice. She currently serves as an international security analyst for the Congressional Research Service, writing on US defense policy and strategy issues.

Prior to that, she was a research consultant at Chatham House in London, working on NATO and transatlantic security matters. In 2010, she co-founded Caerus Associates, a strategic design consulting firm, and served as its Chief Operating Officer until 2011. Dr. McInnis also served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy), working NATO-Afghanistan matters and stability operations capability development. In that capacity, she helped formulate and support US policy for two NATO summits, eight NATO Defense Ministerial meetings, and four Regional Command- South Ministerial meetings. Prior to joining Stability Operations, Dr. McInnis spent several years at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), analyzing US nuclear weapons strategy, strategic capabilities, NATO, European security, and transatlantic relations. Before joining CSIS, she was a researcher in the United Kingdom (UK) House of Commons, working on NATO, the European Union, and US-UK political-military relations.

Kathleen has commented on international affairs on television, radio, and print. She has appeared on CNN, Sky News, BBC, Al Jazeera English, and Voice of America. Her articles have featured in publications including The Atlantic Monthly, Defense One, Foreignpolicy.com, The Washington Quarterly, Defense News, War on the Rocks and The Washington Times, and was a contributing author to several Chatham House and CSIS studies. She was awarded her MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics in 2002, and completed her PhD in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London in 2017. Her book on coalitions, How and Why States Defect from Contemporary Military Coalitions, was published by Palgrave in 2019. Kathleen is also the author of novel, The Heart of War: Misadventures in the Pentagon (Post Hill Press, 2018). She is also a contributing author to the edited volume Strategy Strikes Back: What Star Wars Teaches Us About Modern Military Conflict, released by Potomac Press in April 2018.