Non-Resident Fellow in Security Studies
PhD International Relations
Dr. Risa Brooks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, where she specializes in the study of civil-military relations, non-state militant groups, terrorism, and issues of military effectiveness. In addition to her substantive specialties, Dr. Brooks maintains a regional interest in the Middle East. She is the author of Shaping Strategy: the Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment(Princeton University Press, 2008) and editor (with Elizabeth Stanley) of Creating Military Power: the Sources of Military Effectiveness(Stanford University Press, 2007), as well as numerous articles in the field of security studies.