Eric Gomez

Director of Defense Policy Studies

Eric Gomez is director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute. His research focuses on the U.S. military budget and force posture, as well as arms control and nuclear stability issues in East Asia.

In 2020, Gomez was a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues Nuclear Scholars Initiative program, where he conducted research on the impacts of U.S. intermediate‐​range missiles on U.S.-China strategic stability. He also participated in the 2019 Strategic Force Analysis Boot Camp hosted by Georgetown University and Sandia National Laboratories.

Gomez is the coeditor, with Caroline Dorminey, of America’s Nuclear Crossroads: A Forward‐​Looking Anthology. Released by the Cato Institute in July 2019, the anthology examines a wide variety of pressing issues in nuclear deterrence and arms control confronting U.S. policymakers at the dawn of a new era of great power competition.

Gomez received a BA in international relations from the State University of New York–College at Geneseo and an MA in international affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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