Martijn Rasser

Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

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Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

Prior to joining CNAS, Martijn 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 & 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 US military unit in Iraq, and vice chairman of a National Intelligence Council (NIC) working group.

Upon leaving government service, Martijn served as Chief of Staff at Muddy Waters Capital, an investment research firm in San Francisco focused on investigating business fraud, accounting fraud, and fundamental problems. More recently, Martijn was Director of Analysis at Kyndi, a venture-backed AI startup in Silicon Valley.

Martijn received his B.A. in anthropology from Bates College and his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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