Dr. Steven Lambakis

Dr. Steven Lambakis
Senior Analyst and Managing Editor, Comparative Strategy

Dr. Steven Lambakis is a national security and international affairs analyst specializing in space power and policy studies.

Since joining National Institute for Public Policy in 1989, Dr. Lambakis written reports on a range of subjects, including studies of the following: political and legal restrictions on U.S. military activities in space; national defense space policy; ballistic missile defense; the future role of special operations forces in U.S. military strategy; and “asymmetric” threats. Since 2000, Dr. Lambakis has supported the Director of the Missile Defense Agency, formerly the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

Dr. Lambakis’ most recent book, On the Edge of Earth: The Future of American Space Power (University Press of Kentucky, 2001), examines the development of American space power and highlights critical space policy deficiencies. In 1993, he published Winston Churchill-Architect of Peace: A Study of Statesmanship and the Cold War (Greenwood Press). He has published several articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces in Space Policy, Policy Review, Armed Forces Journal International, Orbis, Strategic Review, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Defense News, Space News, Comparative Strategy, The Claremont Review of Books, and The Washington Times. Dr. Lambakis also has testified before the House Science Committee, Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, and appeared on the television show Debates/Debates to discuss the “weaponization of space.”

Dr. Lambakis serves as the Managing Editor of Comparative Strategy, a leading international journal of global affairs and strategic studies whose readership includes key policymakers, academics, and other leaders.

Dr. Lambakis was educated in the fields of international politics, with special emphasis on arms control and intelligence issues, American government, and U.S. foreign policy at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois (B.A., 1982) and the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. (M.A., 1984, and Ph.D., 1990).