Alexander T. J. LENNON

Advisor to the Americas Programme

Research Interests :

  • Foreign and security policies of contemporary major powers — especially the United States and China
  • Global nuclear proliferation prevention strategy and regional proliferation (Iran, North Korea)
  • Democracy promotion in the Unites States grand strategy
  • Global climate change and its national security implications


Alexander T. J. Lennon is an Advisor to Ifri's Americas programme. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Washington Quarterly, focusing on global strategic trends and their policy implications. Dr. Lennon is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).

Alexander T. J. Lennon served at the U.S. Department of State, focusing on Middle East affairs. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, his M.A. in National Security Studies at Georgetown, and an A.B. cum laude from Harvard. He has edited or coedited several books, including The Epicenter of Crisis: The New Middle East and Global Powers in the 21st Century: Strategies and Relations (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008).

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