Brendan Green


Brendan Green holds a PhD in Political Science from MIT adn an A.B. in political science from the University of Chicago. His dissertation, "Two Concepts of Liberty: American Grand Strategy and the Liberal Tradition," is chaired by Barry Posen. He is editor and a coauthor, with Harvey Sapolsky and Benjamin Friedman, of U.S. Military Innovation Since the Cold War: Creation Without Destruction (Routledge 2009). He has been selected for several honors and awards, including a Miller Center Fellowship in American Politics, Foreign Policy, and World Politics at the University of Virginia and a Belfer Center Fellowship in International Security Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In the past, he has consulted for the RAND corporation on counter-insurgency. His interests include: U.S. foreign policy, liberalism and world politics, military doctrine, the role of ideas in international politics, and diplomatic and military history. He is a fan of political science, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Indians, and lost causes.


"The Missing Transformation," US Military Innovation since the Cold World. with Harvey Sapolsky and Benjamin Friedman. (pdf).

"The Technolgy of the Revolution in Military Affairs," US Military Innovation since the Cold World. with David Burbach and Benjamin Friedman. (pdf).

Two Concepts of Liberty: America's Cold War Grand Strategies and the Liberal Tradition. (pdf).