Evan B. Montgomery

Senior Fellow and Director, Research and Studies

Evan Montgomery is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Research and Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

During more than a decade at CSBA, Dr. Montgomery has written dozens of monographs, reports, journal articles, and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including great power competition, alliance management, East Asia security challenges, and nuclear issues. In 2016-2017 he served as Special Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he worked primarily on defense innovation and nuclear modernization.

Dr. Montgomery is the author of numerous CSBA reports, most recently Reinforcing the Front Line: U.S. Defense Strategy and the Rise of China and Extended Deterrence in the Second Nuclear Age: Geopolitics, Proliferation, and the Future of U.S. Security Commitments. His commentary and analysis have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, International Security, Security Studies, and the Journal of Strategic Studies, among other outlets. His book, In the Hegemon’s Shadow: Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers, was published by Cornell University Press.

Dr. Montgomery graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is a past recipient of the Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy Fellowship, the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, and the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award. 


B.A. in Political Science and Sociology (summa cum laude)
Villanova University

M.A. and Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs
University of Virginia

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