Expertise: International relations, security studies, grand strategy, military innovation, asymmetric/hybrid conflict environments, military history.
Dr. Carlton Haelig is a national security policy analyst with expertise in international relations, national security strategy, and military innovation. He is currently an America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. He researches and analyzes national security strategy, military doctrine, force design, and combat development policies. Based on his dissertation, his book project is titled “Political-Military Integration: The Relationship Between National Strategy and Changes in Military Doctrine in the United States Army and Marine Corps.” In it, he explains how military services integrate their force design and combat development policies with changes in national security strategy. Dr. Haelig is an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation and has previously worked with the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office, the National Defense University, and the American Security Project. He completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University, where he directed the Strategic Education Initiative. He holds an M.A. in International Security from George Mason University and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University.