Michael J. Mazarr is a Senior Political Scientist and Associate Director of the Stategy and Doctrine Program at the Arroyo Center at the RAND Corporation, which he joined in October 2014. Prior to coming to RAND he served as Professor of National Security Strategy and Associate Dean at the U.S. National War College in Washington, D.C. He has served as special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and senior fellow and editor of the Washington Quarterly at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He holds AB and MA degrees from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.