Dr. Philip Gordon is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and Director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe.
Prior to coming to Brookings he was Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for as range of issues including NATO, Western Europe, Turkey and the OSCE. From 1994-98 he was Senior Fellow for U.S. Strategic Studies and the Editor of Survival at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
He has previously held teaching and research posts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC; INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore; and the German Society for Foreign Affairs in Bonn.
Dr. Gordon has a Ph.D. and M.A. and in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a B.A. in French and Philosophy from Ohio University. He is a regular commentator in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy for major television and radio networks and a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of major publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The New Republic Online, Yale Global and Le Monde.
He is the author or co-author of a number of books, including Crescent of Crisis: U.S.-European Strategy for the Greater Middle East (Brookings, 2006); Allies at War: America, Europe and the Crisis Over Iraq (McGraw-Hill, 2004); Iraq: The Transatlantic Debate (EU Institute for Security Studies December 2002); The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization (Brookings, 2001); Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Diplomacy and Nuclear Weapons Since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 1999); The Transatlantic Allies and the Changing Middle East (Oxford/IISS, 1998); NATO's Transformation (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997); France, Germany and the Western Alliance (Westview, 1995); and A Certain Idea of France: French Security and the Gaullist Legacy (Princeton, 1993).