Andrew C. Winner, Ph.D.

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Chair Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Areas of focus are South Asia, counterproliferation, European security, the Indian Ocean, maritime partnerships, and maritime strategy. Prior to his current appointment, he was a senior staff member at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. Prior to joining the Institute, he held positions at the U.S. Department of State on the staff of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs where he worked on nonproliferation, security in the Persian Gulf, NATO enlargement, arms transfer policy, and security assistance. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on conventional arms control.

Areas of Expertise

  • Deterrence
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • India
  • Indian Ocean
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • NATO
  • Nuclear
  • Pakistan
  • Policy
  • WMD

Professional Highlights


Chair, Strategic and Operational Research Department


Chair, Strategic Research Department


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2002
M.A. The Johns Hopkins University School of International Relations, 1986
A.B., Hamilton College, 1984

Related Credentials

Indian Ocean Studies Group

Awards and Decorations

Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, June 2007State Department Superior Honor Award, 1991State Department Meritorious Honor Award, 1990

Other Honors

Presidential Management Intern, 1986Judge John Wells Fellowship, 1985

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