Jennie Matuschak is a Research Assistant for the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Previously, Ms. Matuschak served as a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern for the Middle East Security Program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, she worked as a research intern for the Enabling Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) where she monitored the security, political, economic, and humanitarian affairs in Iraq. She has also interned with the Middle East Policy Council and the House of Representatives.
Ms. Matuschak graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Arabic. In 2018, she studied Arabic and Middle Eastern politics in Amman, Jordan. Her research interests include Iraq, Iran, Israel-Palestine, and U.S. policy in the Middle East. She is proficient in Arabic, Spanish, and French.
Recent Publications & News
CommentarySharper: Defense Tech
By Jennie Matuschak, Ainikki Riikonen & Anna Pederson
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Assessing Biden's Interim National Security Strategy
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, Chris Dougherty, Martijn Rasser, Dr. Nina Kollars, Michael Kofman, Becca Wasser, Nathalie Grogan, Katie Galgano & Jennie Matuschak
CommentarySharper: America's Next Defense Strategy
By Will Mackenzie, Jennie Matuschak, Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
ReportsCountering Iran in the Gray Zone
By Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras, Kaleigh Thomas & Jennie Matuschak