Alexander Velez-Green

Research Associate, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

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Alexander Velez-Green is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program and Future of Warfare Initiative. His research focuses on Russian military thought, the impact of emerging technologies on U.S.-Russian strategic stability, and Middle East security issues.

Mr. Velez-Green is the author of The Unsettling View From Moscow: Russia’s Strategic Debate on a Doctrine of Pre-emption. He has co-authored several other CNAS reports. He has published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Defense One, The Hill, Lawfare, The National Interest, National Review, Small Wars Journal, War on the Rocks, and other outlets.

Mr. Velez-Green graduated cum laude from Harvard University. He is proficient in Arabic and Spanish and has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Africa.

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