Caitlin Talmadge

Caitlin Talmadge

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Monroe 466
Phone: 202-994-7591
Fax: 202-994-7743
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Defense policy; civil-military relations; military operations; nuclear strategy; and Persian Gulf security issues..

Dr. Talmadge is the author of The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes (Cornell University Press, 2015) and co-author of U.S. Defense Politics: the Origins of Security Policy (Routledge, 2014). Her other writings have appeared in International SecuritySecurity StudiesThe Journal of Conflict ResolutionThe Non-Proliferation ReviewThe Washington QuarterlyThe New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other outlets. Dr. Talmadge previously worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and as a consultant to the Office of Net Assessment at the U.S. Department of Defense.


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

A.B., Harvard College, 2003

Office Hours

By appointment.