Carnegie Mellon University

Thomas Karako

Thomas Karako

Lecturer, Institute for Politics and Strategy

Bio

Thomas Karako is a senior fellow with the International Security Program and the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he arrived in 2014. His research focuses on national security, missile defense, nuclear deterrence, and public law. In 2010–2011, he was an American Political Science Association congressional fellow, working with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces on US strategic forces policy, nonproliferation, and NATO. Dr. Karako is also currently a fellow with the Institute for Politics and Strategy of Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from Claremont Graduate University and his BA from the University of Dallas.

Publications

Jon B. Alterman, Kathleen H. Hicks, Melissa Dalton, and Thomas Karako, “Federated Defense in the Middle East,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2015.

Clark A Murdock, Thomas Karako, Samuel J. Brannen, and Angela Weaver,A Competitive Strategies Approach to Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Posture for 2025–2050,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2015.