Martijn Rasser

Former Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

Martijn Rasser is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS.

Prior to joining CNAS, Rasser served as a senior intelligence officer and analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on foreign emerging technologies, technology innovation, and weapons research and development. He also served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, special advisor to a senior military commander in the Middle East, chief counterterrorism liaison to a U.S. military unit in Iraq, and vice chairman of a National Intelligence Council working group.

Upon leaving government service, Rasser was chief of staff at Muddy Waters Capital, an investment research firm. More recently, Rasser was director of analysis at Kyndi, a venture-backed AI startup in Silicon Valley.

His commentary and research have appeared in leading publications including Foreign Policy, Lawfare, San Francisco Chronicle, Politico, and Scientific American, and he is regularly quoted in outlets such as Axios, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Fortune, The New York Times, Nikkei Asia, South China Morning Post, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. He has made media appearances on BBC, CNBC, and Fox News, among others. Rasser received his BA in anthropology from Bates College and his MA in security studies from Georgetown University.

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