Emma Ashford was a research fellow in Defense and Foreign Policy, with expertise in international security and the politics of energy. She writes about Russia, Europe and the Middle East, along with U.S. foreign policy more broadly.

Her projects included a book draft on the foreign policy of petrostates, an article on the politics of restraint, and papers on the future of U.S. foreign policy and the liberal international order.

Emma has published long‐​form articles in publications such as Foreign Affairs, the Texas National Security Review, and Strategic Studies Quarterly. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Vox, The National Interest, and War on the Rocks, among others.

Emma co‐​hosted the Power Problems podcast, a biweekly podcast which explores key questions in international security.

She holds a PhD in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.