Stephen Peter Rosen is Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs and director of the National Security Studies Program at Harvard University. He was the civilian assistant to the director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; the director of Political-Military Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council; and a professor in the Strategic Department at the Naval War College. He participated in the President’s Commission on Integrated Long Term Strategy, and in the Gulf War Air Power Survey sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force. Professor Rosen is on the Board of Visitors of the Joint Forces Command, and is an adviser to the United States Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency.
Professor Rosen is the author of Winning the Next War: Innovation and the Modern Military, which earned him the 1992 Furniss Book Award for best first book on national security affairs. His other books include Societies and Military Power: India and its Armies and War and Human Nature.