Stephen Biddle


Stephen Biddle is professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. His research seeks to bridge the divide between policy and scholarship, using the methods of modern social science to explain underlying causal relationships on which defense policy positions rest. Biddle is the author of the award-winning book Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle (Princeton University Press, 2004) and numerous journal articles in top-tier academic journals. He is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy for major news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, among others. Biddle has served on the Defense Policy Board, and holds an appointment as adjunct senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his PhD from Harvard University. 

U.S. national security policy; military strategy and the conduct of war; technology in modern warfare; recent operations in the war on terror

Co-investigator, Deterrence with Proxies