Michaela Dodge Ph.D.

Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

Former Research Fellow, Missile Defense and Nuclear Deterrence

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense
  • Missile Defense
  • Arms Control

Michaela specialized in missile defense, nuclear weapons modernization and arms control.

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Michaela Dodge specialized in missile defense, nuclear weapons modernization and arms control as a research fellow for Missile Defense and Nuclear Deterrence in the Center for National Defense.

Dodge authored and co-authored research papers and commentary for Heritage as well as contributed defense and national security posts to The Daily Signal. Her work has appeared in newspapers such as The Washington Times and journals like Strategic Studies Quarterly. She served as Senator Kyl’s Senior Defense Policy Advisor between October to December 2018.

Dodge received her doctorate in political science from George Mason University. She holds a master of science degree in defense and strategic studies from Missouri State University, where she was awarded the Ulrike Schumacher Memorial Scholarship for two years. Dodge received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and defense and strategic studies from Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

She was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute in addition to being a former Center for Strategic and International Studies PONI Nuclear Scholars Initiative scholar. 


Maintaining Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

Sep 25, 2020 5 min read


House Democrats and the National Defense Authorization Act Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

Jun 5, 2019 3 min read



New START Sunk by Old Problem – Russian Cheating Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

May 29, 2019 3 min read


New START and the Future of U.S. National Security Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

May 21, 2019 25 min read


Trump Is Leading on This Major, Often-Overlooked Security Threat Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

Apr 2, 2019 2 min read


Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative Has Reached a New Milestone Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

Mar 29, 2019 2 min read



A Nuclear Guide to the Helsinki Summit Michaela Dodge, Ph.D.

Jul 18, 2018 3 min read