Loren Thompson

I write about national security, especially its business dimensions.

I focus on the strategic, economic and business implications of defense spending as the Chief Operating Officer of the non-profit Lexington Institute and Chief Executive Officer of Source Associates. Prior to holding my present positions, I was Deputy Director of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and taught graduate-level courses in strategy, technology and media affairs at Georgetown. I have also taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. I hold doctoral and masters degrees in government from Georgetown University and a bachelor of science degree in political science from Northeastern University. Disclosure: The Lexington Institute receives funding from many of the nation’s leading defense contractors, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and United Technologies.

  • オバマが推進する「ISIS封じ込め戦略」は正しいのか?

    米オバマ大統領はパリ同時テロ発生の11月13日の前日に、イスラム過激派組織ISISが「封じ込められつつある」と発言していたことで、強い批判を浴びている。ただ、この批判は的はずれなものだ。オバマは「シリアやイラクでのISISの支配地域の拡大が止まった」と発言したが、本拠地から離れたパリのような場所を攻 ...