Risa Brooks

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Risa Brooks (@RisaBrooks12) is Allis Chalmers Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, a senior fellow at West Point’s Modern War Institute, and a non-resident fellow in the International Security Program at New America. Her primary research focus is on the U.S. and global/comparative civil-military relations, and she also maintains interests in political violence and militant organizations in the U.S. and abroad, and armed forces in the Middle East and North Africa region. Brooks is the author of Shaping Strategy: The Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment (Princeton University Press),  coeditor (with Elizabeth Stanley) of Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness (Stanford University Press), and most recently, coeditor (with Lionel Beehner and Daniel Maurer) of Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations: Politics, Society and Modern War (Oxford University Press). Her research and commentaries have appeared in venues such as Foreign AffairsJust SecurityWar on the RocksThe Washington PostThe New York Times and in the academic journals International SecurityAnnual Review of Political ScienceJournal of Strategic StudiesEuropean Journal of International Security, and Security Studies. She is also on LinkedIn.

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