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Senior Analyst - National Institute for Public Policy

Matthew R. Costlow

Matthew R. Costlow is a Senior Analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy. His areas of expertise are in nuclear deterrence, missile defense policy, arms control, and Russia’s and China’s; nuclear doctrine.

His work has been published by Comparative & Strategy, Strategic Studies Quarterly, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at George Mason University.

From 2012-2019, Mr. Costlow worked as an Analyst at National Institute, specializing in many of the same areas he currently writes on.

From 2019-2021, Mr. Costlow served as a Special Assistant in the office of Nuclear and Missile Defense policy, Department of Defense. 

He received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service. 

Mr. Costlow also serves as a Special Advisor to the USSTRATCOM Strategic Advisory Group.

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