Travis Sharp is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and was previously the Bacevich Fellow. He is currently a Master’s candidate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and will begin Ph.D. studies in the fall. Prior to joining CNAS, he served as Military Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, where he started as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow.
Mr. Sharp’s research focuses on U.S. defense policy, strategy, and spending. He has co-authored major CNAS reports on the defense budget, cyber security, and the National Guard and Reserve. His writing has appeared in International Affairs, Orbis, Joint Force Quarterly, Parameters, Defense & Security Analysis, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Defense News, ForeignAffairs.com, ForeignPolicy.com, NationalInterest.org, and many others. His work has been included in the curricula at several public policy graduate schools and featured in academic textbooks about U.S. government. He has briefed senior government, military, and industry officials and has participated in official research trips to Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.
Mr. Sharp holds a B.A. in Politics and U.S. History from the University of San Francisco.
Recent Publications & News
Sharp on defense budget: We're taking risks with ground forces, so it would be prudent to plan for ways to rebuild them
By Thomas E. Ricks & Travis Sharp
Gambling with Ground Forces: The 2015 Defense Budget and The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review
By Travis Sharp
Placebo: The 2014 Defense Budget and DOD’s Credibility Challenges
By Travis Sharp
National Security Guide to the 2012 Presidential Election
By Colin H. Kahl, Ely Ratner, Jacob Stokes, John A. Nagl, Kristin M. Lord, Melissa Dalton, Nancy Brune, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Richard Fontaine, Travis Sharp, Will Rogers, David W. Barno & USA (Ret.)
Sustainable Pre-eminence: Reforming the U.S. Military at a Time of Strategic Change
By Nora Bensahel, Travis Sharp, David W. Barno & USA (Ret.)
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