Aaron Friedberg

Co-Director, Center for International Security Studies at Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Aaron Friedberg

Aaron Friedberg

Co-Director, Center for International Security Studies at Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Biography

Aaron L. Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1987, and co-director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for International Security Studies. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a Senior Advisor to the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Friedberg is the author of The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895-1905 and In the Shadow of the Garrison State: America’s Anti-Statism and its Cold War Grand Strategy, both published by Princeton University Press, and co-editor (with Richard Ellings) of three volumes in the National Bureau of Asian Research’s annual “Strategic Asia” series. His third book, A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia, was published in 2011 by W.W. Norton and has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean. His most recent monograph, Beyond Air-Sea Battle: The Debate Over U.S. Military Strategy in Asia was published in May 2014 as part of the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Adelphi Paper series.

Friedberg’s articles and essays have appeared in a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Commentary, The National Interest, The American Interest, The Weekly Standard, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, Survival, and International Security.

In 2001-2002 Friedberg was selected as the first occupant of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress. He has been a research fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Smithsonian Institution’s Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs. Dr. Friedberg served from June 2003 to June 2005 as Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs in the office of the Vice President. After leaving government, he was appointed to the Defense Policy Board and the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.

Friedberg received his AB in 1978 and his PhD in 1986, both from Harvard University. He is a member of the editorial boards of Joint Forces Quarterly and The Journal of Strategic Studies and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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1956

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64

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Former Director, President & Secretary at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

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Dean of Admissions at Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

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Dean, Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University

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Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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Co-Director, Center for International Security Studies at Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a British research institute (or think tank) in the area of international affairs. It describes itself as "the world’s leading authority on political-military conflict". Since 1997 its headquarters have been Arundel House, in London. Founded in 1958, with its original focus nuclear deterrence and arms control, the IISS has strong establishment links with former US and British government officials among its members. The institute claims that it "was hugely influential in setting the intellectual structures for managing the Cold War." The current Director-General and Chief Executive is Dr John Chipman CMG. The Chairman of the Council is Francois Heisbourg, a former Director. Sir Michael Howard, the British military historian, is President Emeritus. Sir Michael founded the institute together with the British Labour M.P. Denis Healey (Defence Secretary 1964-1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1974-1979) and journalist Alastair Buchan.

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research provides industrial design services. AEI produces articles from economics, law, political science, defense and foreign policy studies, ethics, theology, health care, and other fields. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Since its founding in 1966, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations has remained at the forefront of the dynamic Sino-American relationship by encouraging constructive dialogue, fostering face-to-face interaction and the forthright exchange of ideas and educating Americans and Chinese about the realities of each other's countries.

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The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895-1905

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In the Shadow of the Garrison State: America's Anti-Statism and its Cold War Grand Strategy

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A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

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