John Glaser

Director of Foreign Policy Studies

John Glaser is director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. His research interests include grand strategy, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the rise of China, and the role of status and prestige motivations in international politics.

Glaser has been a guest on a variety of television and radio programs, including Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR, and has had his work published in the New York Times, the Washington PostUSA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Affairs, among other outlets. He is host of the Power Problems podcast and the coauthor, with Christopher A. Preble and A. Trevor Thrall, of Fuel to the Fire: How Trump Made America’s Broken Foreign Policy Even Worse (and How We Can Recover) (Cato Institute, 2019). He also contributed a chapter to’s Visions of Liberty.

Glaser earned an MA in international security at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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