Stanley Kober is a former Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His areas of expertise include the relationship between democracy and peace, with a focus on control over the war power, and American grand strategy. He has lectured in the United States and abroad, and his work has appeared in Foreign Policy, International Affairs (London), the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Kober previously worked on Soviet and defense issues at SRI International (where he was managing editor of the journal, Comparative Strategy), the Center for Naval Analyses, and the Hudson Institute.

More from Stanley Kober


War Power and Our Republic

Orange County Register. June 30, 2011.

Che Guevara’s Revenge

Huffington Post. June 29, 2011.

Iran Ups the Ante

Huffington Post. February 24, 2011.

Cato Studies

Cracks in the Foundation: NATO’s New Troubles

Policy Analysis No. 608. January 15, 2008.

The Great Game, Round 2: Washington’s Misguided Support for the Baku-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline

Foreign Policy Briefing No. 63. October 31, 2000.

Nato Expansion Flashpoint No. 3: Kaliningrad

Foreign Policy Briefing No. 46. February 11, 1998.


The Perils of Intervention

Schlossplatz 3. Fall 2009.

Spreading Democracy or Undermining It

Global Dialgoues. Summer 2006.