Colin Dueck

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3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201
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Colin Dueck is a professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. 

He has worked as a foreign policy adviser on several Republican presidential campaigns, and acted as a consultant for the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council. His current research focus is on the relationship between party politics, presidential leadership, American conservatism, and U.S. national security strategies.

Dueck has published four books on American foreign and national security policies: Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2019), The Obama Doctrine: American Grand Strategy Today (Oxford 2015), Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II (Princeton 2010), and Reluctant Crusaders: Power, Culture, and Change in American Grand Strategy (Princeton 2006).  

He has provided congressional testimony and published articles on these same subjects in journals such as International Security, Orbis, Security Studies, Review of International Studies, Claremont Review of Books, Political Science Quarterly, American Affairs, and World Policy Journal, as well as online at RealClearPolitics, National Review, Foreign Affairs, Ricochet, the National Interest, Providence, the American Mind, Texas National Security Review, War on the Rocks, Ambassador’s Brief, and the New York Times

Dueck studied politics at Princeton University and international relations at Oxford under a Rhodes Scholarship.

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Areas of Research

  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • U.S. Politics and Institutions