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Dr. Nadia Schadlow is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a National Security Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. 


She served in the Trump Administration as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Strategy on the National Security Council. As the architect of the 2017 National Security Strategy, Dr. Schadlow coordinated strategic analysis and forged consensus across multiple government departments and oversaw the development of regional and functional strategies to deal with complex national security challenges.

Prior to joining the National Security Council she was a senior program officer at the Smith Richardson Foundation, where she identified strategic issues that warrant further attention from the U.S. policy community and managed and developed programs and projects related to these issues.


She served on the Defense Policy Board from September 2006 to June 2009 and is a full member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Her articles, some of which are posted below, have appeared in Parameters, The American Interest, The Wall Street Journal, Philanthropy, and several edited volumes.


Dr. Schadlow holds a B.A. degree in government and Soviet studies from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the John Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


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