Ionut Popescu

Defense & Business Strategic Planning
Austin, TX, USA
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Central Time (US & Canada)

Dr. Ionut Popescu (Duke Phd, Political Science) is the author of Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy: How American Presidents Succeed in Foreign Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). Incorporating concepts from business strategy and national security strategic planning models, this book examines what are the keys to strategic success in the realm of defense and national security policy. 

An international security and grand strategy expert, Dr. Popescu is Assistant Professor at Texas State University. His articles appeared in Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Journal of Strategic Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, Orbis, Parameters, The Hill, Joint Force Quarterly, Armed Forces Journal and War On The Rocks. In the past, he held research fellowships at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. Earlier in his career, he also worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)' Burke Chair in Strategy and the Cato Institute's Foreign and Defense Policy Program.