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Alexander TJ Lennon, Ph.D., Editor in Chief

Alexander T. J. Lennon is the editor-in-chief of The Washington Quarterly, focusing on global strategic trends and their public policy implications, hosted at The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Lennon focuses on the grand strategy and foreign and security policies of contemporary major powers—especially the United States and China—as well as nuclear proliferation prevention strategy, particularly toward Iran and global nonproliferation. He has completed projects on the future of democracy promotion in US grand strategy, the national security implications of global climate change, and the regional risks of proliferation from Iran and North Korea. He previously served at the U.S. Department of State, focusing on Middle East affairs. Lennon has edited or coedited seven books, published numerous articles and op-eds, and has been interviewed frequently by the media. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP). Lennon holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, where his dissertation was on the role of track-two networks in U.S. nonproliferation policy, an M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University, and an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University, where he was the national policy debate (NDT) champion. He also volunteers as a manager and director of fall programs for Fairfax Little League baseball.

Catherine Evans Kaufman, Associate Editor

Catherine Evans Kaufman is the associate editor of The Washington Quarterly and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. Prior to editing for TWQ, Catherine worked as a paralegal in international trade. She earned an honors B.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication from James Madison University, where she served as the managing editor of the James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal and as a university writing tutor and fellow.

Former Staff:

Kiana Herold

Kiana Herold was the former assistant editor at The Washington Quarterly. She is now a J.D. candidate at Berkeley Law School. Kiana earned her B.A. as a Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought major at Amherst College, with a focus on international relations. While at Amherst she wrote an honors thesis on refugees, human rights and subjecthood from a global legal perspective. She has interned at the Vienna Masters Program in Human Rights, The American Society of International Law, and the Hudson Institute. Kiana originally hails from California, and has spent time abroad in Vienna, Austria, where she worked on her German.