Owen Graham is research coordinator for national security and foreign policy at The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, where he researches and writes on nuclear nonproliferation, missile defense, defense policy and foreign affairs.
As a team member of Defending Defense -- a coalition to preserve a strong national defense formed by Heritage, the American Enterprise Institute and the Foreign Policy Initiative -- Graham also coordinates its activities for Heritage.
Graham previously was a research assistant at Heritage, working on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on Russia, Iran and Eurasia. His research was enhanced by travel to Russia, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
In 2012, Graham was selected to participate in the National Security Fellows program of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. The previous year, he was chosen for the Future Leaders in Foreign Policy program of the Foreign Policy Initiative. In 2009, he was named a Manfred Wörner fellow by the German Marshall Fund and the Armed Forces Office of the German Defense Ministry.
Graham’s commentary and analysis have been published in National Review, Defense News, Daily Caller and Huffington Post as well as in major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Charlotte Observer, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express, Tulsa World and Savannah Morning News, among others.
Graham contributed a chapter on U.S. energy security and China to “Global Perspectives on Oil and Security,” a 2007 report from Canada’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.
A native of Virginia, Graham holds a master of arts degree in international politics from American University, where he also received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies.
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