Shawn Brimley is the Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, he was a Research Associate in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he worked on a variety of defense projects including Beyond Goldwater-Nichols and the Project on Special Operations Forces. His current research focuses on U.S. defense strategy and capabilities for irregular warfare. He has published commentary in the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Times, the Toronto Star, and Defense News. He has published articles in the journals Joint Force Quarterly, Parameters, and Armed Forces Journal.
He holds a B.A. in history, an M.A. in security studies, and is pursuing further graduate work in security policy from the Elliott School of International Relations at George Washington University.