Brian Blankenship

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Brian Blankenship earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in May 2018. His research lies primarily in the areas of alliance politics and alliance bargaining. His book project assesses the conditions under which a great power patron reassures its allies that it is committed to protecting them. Additionally, the project studies the conditions under which a patron is able to make its assurances conditional upon allies’ burden-sharing efforts. His other research interests include power projection and foreign basing, signaling and perception, and U.S. foreign policy. His work has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Intelligence History, War on the Rocks, National Interest, and Lawfare. Brian was also a Summer Associate for the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC, during the summer of 2016. Prior to graduate school, Brian earned his B.A. in Political Science and History from Indiana University in May 2012.

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B.A. Indiana University
M.A. Columbia University
M.Phil. Columbia University
Ph.D. Columbia University
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