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Gordon Adams

Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University

Gordon Adams is Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Security Policy Studies Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Between 1993 and 1997, he served as the Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget.

Then, he served as Deputy Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

Mr. Adams also taught at Rutgers University and Columbia University — and has held positions at the Council on Economic Priorities, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Social Science Research Council.

From 1983 to 1993, he was founder and Director of the Defense Budget Project — one of Washington’s leading analytical institutions working on the defense budget and defense policy issues.

Mr. Adams graduated magna cum laude in political science from Stanford University and received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Articles by Gordon Adams

U.S. National Security: A Strategy of Engagement and Hope

What is an alternative vision to President Bush's conduct of U.S. foreign policy?

March 1, 2004

A National Security Scorecard for the United States

How do current global attitudes reveal the need for a change in United States national security policy?

July 15, 2003

Iraq Triumph and the Ghosts of Vietnam

How can lessons from Vietnam help us understand the problems facing the United States in Iraq?

May 26, 2003

Not Enough Oil in Iraq

Will Iraq's oil earnings be large enough to pay for its post-war reconstruction?

March 28, 2003