Loren DeJonge Schulman
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Loren DeJonge Schulman is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow. Her research interests include national security and defense reform, civil-military relations, and democratic accountability of use of force.
Ms. Schulman most recently served in government as the Senior Advisor to National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Before returning to the White House in 2013, she was Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and served as Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council staff from 2011–2012. Prior to that, she worked as a special assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, first supporting the Obama administration's transition in the Department of Defense and later advising on defense strategy and budget. She began her career in government as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Ms. Schulman is a co-host of the national security podcast “Bombshell,” produced by War on the Rocks where she is a senior editor. She serves as a lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and is also an affiliate of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her commentary and research have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, and The Atlantic. Raised in Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and international studies from Trinity University and her Master in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota as a Distinguished Fellow for International Peace and Conflict Studies.
Outside CNAS, Loren DeJonge Schulman is providing exclusive advice on foreign policy and national security as an informal advisor to the Elizabeth Warren campaign.
Recent Publications & News
VideoThe Pitch: A Competition of New Ideas
By Richard Fontaine, Michèle Flournoy, Michael J. Zak, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Shai Korman, Carrie Cordero, Kristine Lee, David Zikusoka & Cole Stevens
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Every Aspect of U.S. and International Security
By Richard Fontaine, Ely Ratner, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Daniel Kliman, Susanna V. Blume, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Paul Scharre, Martijn Rasser, Kara Frederick, COL Sarah Albrycht, Kristine Lee, Peter Harrell, John Hughes, Rachel Ziemba, Michael Horowitz, Elsa B. Kania, Will Mackenzie, Ashley Feng, Kaleigh Thomas, Carisa Nietsche, Emma Moore, Joshua Fitt, Nathalie Grogan, Megan Lamberth & Ainikki Riikonen
In The NewsWhen fighting bureaucracy means disbanding a pandemics office
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
PodcastA Military Straining Against Civilian Control?
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryThe Iranian Missile Strike Did Far More Damage Than Trump Admits
By Loren DeJonge Schulman & Paul Scharre
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