Christopher Dougherty

Research Fellow

Christopher Dougherty researches, writes, and conducts wargames in support of the Strategic Studies program at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He has contributed extensively to CSBA monographs, including: Sustaining America’s Strategic Advantage in Long-Range Strike; AirSea Battle: A Point of Departure Operational Concept; The U.S. Navy: Charting a Course for Tomorrow’s Fleet; Why AirSea Battle? and Special Operations Forces: Future Challenges and Opportunities. He has supported numerous CSBA wargames with a particular focus on developing operational concepts and capabilities for countering anti-access/area-denial threats.

Prior to his graduate studies and joining CSBA, Mr. Dougherty served as an airborne infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from 1997 to 2000.


B.A. in Security Studies (summa cum laude)
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington

M.A. in Strategic Studies
John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies