Aspen Strategy Group

Eliot Cohen

Eliot CohenAdjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security;
Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Director of Strategic Studies, and Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

 
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Aspen Strategy Group

Biography

Eliot Cohen is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and concurrently Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Director of Strategic Studies, and Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining SAIS, Dr. Cohen taught at Harvard and at the Naval War College (Department of Strategy) and served on the policy planning staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. From 2007-2009 Dr. Cohen served as Counselor of the U.S. Department of State. His published works include Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (2002) and Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War (1990, co-authored with John Gooch). He directed and edited the U.S. Air Force’s official multivolume study of the 1991 Gulf War, The Gulf War Air Power Survey. His next book, Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles Along the Great Warpath that Made the American Way of War will be published in November 2011. He has served as a member of the Defense Policy Board and other governmental advisory groups, and was a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve. He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1977 and 1982, respectively.  He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.