Teacher in Richmond, Vermont
I am a native Vermonter who went out into the world to work on foreign policy and defense issues. My first job after graduate school was as an intelligence analyst with the CIA. I served on the US Delegation to arms control talks in Vienna, Austria and became the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe before leaving for the Congressional Research Service, where I worked for the US Congress on European security, NATO, and international security policy. After retiring from government service, I returned to my home state and now am a visiting scholar at Middlebury College where I have taught in the Winter Term for more than a decade. I have lectured regularly at the NATO College in Rome for more than 25 years. My most recent book is "Defense of the West: NATO, the European Union and the Transatlantic Bargain" (Manchester University Press, 2016). When I am not following world affairs, writing or lecturing, I am watching the Boston Red Sox and enjoying living in Vermont.