Biddle, Stephen 1959- (Stephen D. Biddle)

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Biddle, Stephen 1959- (Stephen D. Biddle)


Born January 19, 1959, in Wilmington, DE; son of Robert D. (an insurance agent) and Blanche V. (a homemaker) Biddle; married April 9, 1988; wife's name Tami D. (a professor); children: Anna Emmaline. Education: Harvard University, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1981, M.P.P., 1985, Ph.D., 1992.


Office—Council on Foreign Relations, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; fax: 202-986-2984. E-mail—[email protected].


Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, VA, research assistant in security assessment division, 1980-83, consultant to forces and resources division, 1983-87, member of research staff, 1987-97; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, assistant professor of political science, 1998-2002; U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, PA, associate professor of national security studies, 2001-05, holder of Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies, 2006; Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, senior fellow in defense policy, 2006—. Columbia University, codirector of Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, 1997—, adjunct associate professor, 2005—; speaker at many other institutions, including Case Western Reserve University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke University, University of California, Berkeley, Temple University, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. U.S. Department of Defense, member of senior advisory group on homeland security, 2004—; testified before House Armed Services Committee.


International Institute for Strategic Studies, American Political Science Association (president of Committee on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, 2003—), Military Operations Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


Military Operations Society, awards for best paper, 1997, 2002; Barchi Prize, 1997, for article titled "Victory Misunderstood: What the Gulf War Tells Us about the Future of Conflict"; Impact Prize, 1999, Rist Prize, 2000, for article titled "The Interaction of Skill and Technology in Combat"; Superior Civilian Service Medals, U.S. Army, 2003, 2006; Silver Medal, Ross Book Awards, Council on Foreign Relations, Huntington Prize, Olin Institute, Harvard University, Koopman Prize, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and Madigan Book Award, U.S. Army War College, all 2005, for Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle.


(Editor, with Peter D. Feaver, and contributor) Battlefield Nuclear Weapons: Issues and Options, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1989.

Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Nuclear and Conventional Forces in Europe: Implications for Security and Arms Control, edited by W. Thomas Wander, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, DC), 1987; Military Capacity and the Risk of War: China, India, Pakistan, and Iran, edited by Eric Arnett, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997; The Use of Force after the Cold War, edited by H.W. Brands, Texas A&M University Press (College Station, TX), 2000; Strategy in the Contemporary World, edited by James Wirtz, Eliot Cohen, and John Baylis, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2002; and Through Alternative Lenses, edited by Daniel J. Kaufman, Jay M. Parker, and Patrick V. Howell, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2003. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including International Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Military Operations Research, Journal of Politics, Orbis, Joint Force Quarterly, Security Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, and Foreign Affairs. Security Studies, member of editorial board, 2005—.