Dr. Barry M. Blechman is the co-founder of the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington DC focused on issues of national and international security. He was also the founder and president of DFI International Inc., a research and consulting company in Washington, DC, until its sale in 2007.
Blechman has more than 40 years of distinguished service in the national security field. An expert on political/military policies, military strategy, and defense budgets and industries, he has worked in the Departments of State and Defense and at the Office of Management and Budget, and is a frequent consultant to the US Government on a wide range of subjects. Among other boards and commissions, Blechman served on the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States (1998-99), the Defense Policy Board (2002-06), and the Mayor's Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program Advisory Committee in the District of Columbia (2004-06). He is currently a member of the Department of State Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy.
A Georgetown Ph.D. in international relations, Blechman has written extensively on national security issues and has taught at several universities.
Elements of a Nuclear Disarmament Treaty (Stimson, 2010) - with Alexander Bollfrass
Unblocking the Road to Zero (Stimson, 2009, editor and contributor)
"Phase Out the Bomb" (Foreign Policy, 1994) - with Cathleen Fischer
The Politics of National Security: Congress and U. S. Defense Policy (Oxford University Press, 1990) - with W. Philip Ellis
"What in the Name of God is Strategic Superiority?" (Political Science Quarterly, 1982) - with Robert Powell
Force Without War (Brookings Institution, 1978) - with Stephen S. KaplanView All Publications