Stanley R. Sloan is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is also a visiting scholar in political science at Vermont’s Middlebury College and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. Over the past decade, he has taught courses on transatlantic relations and American power at Middlebury while lecturing regularly at the NATO College in Rome, where he was named an honorary ancien in 2005. In 1999, he concluded government service as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) senior specialist in international security policy after twenty-four years in a variety of CRS research and management positions. He served previously as the first deputy national intelligence officer for Europe at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and as a member of the US Delegation to negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions. Stan is a graduate of the University of Maine, Columbia’s School of International Affairs, and a Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Officer Training School. While employed by the CIA, Stan completed all but the dissertation for his PhD at American University. In recent years, Stan was the recipient of Fulbright Senior Specialist grants to lecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn. He has authored dozens of CRS studies, journal articles, opinion editorials, and books. The most recent edition of his book on transatlantic security relations, Defense of the West: NATO, and European Union and the Transatlantic Bargain, is scheduled to be published by the Manchester University Press in 2016.