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Christopher Preble is the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is the author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free (Cornell University Press, 2009) and John F. Kennedy and the Missile Gap (Northern Illinois University Press, 2004). He coedited, with John Mueller, A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security (Cato Institute, 2014); and, with Jim Harper and Benjamin Friedman, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It (Cato Institute, 2010).

Preble has also published articles in major publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, National Review, The National Interest, and Foreign Policy, and is a frequent guest on television and radio.

In addition to his work at Cato, Preble teaches the U.S. foreign policy elective at the University of California, Washington Center. Before joining Cato in February 2003, he taught history at St. Cloud State University and Temple University. Preble was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, and served aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) from 1990 to 1993.

Preble holds a PhD in history from Temple University.

More from Christopher A. Preble

Commentary

‘America First’ Protectionist Policies Could Endanger National Security

National Interest (Online). May 14, 2017.

What Has Trump Learned in 100 Days?

The National Interest (Online). April 28, 2017.

Don’t Blame Tillerson for Trump’s Chaotic Foreign Policy

The National Interest (Online). April 12, 2017.

Articles

Defense Sense: Options for National Defense Savings in Fiscal Year 2013

The Commonwealth Institute. May 15, 2012.

Fixing Failed States: A Dissenting View

The Handbook on the Political Economy of War. 2011.

The Case against State’s Nationbuilding Office

Foreign Service Journal. November 2010.

Events

Cato Institute 40th Anniversary Celebration

May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2017. Special Event.

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2017

March 31, 2017. City Seminar.

Life after BRAC: Has the Time Come for Another Round?

February 23, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Downsizing Government