Gary J. Schmitt is resident scholar and co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also director of AEI's Program on American Citizenship. Schmitt is a former staff director on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, executive director of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, and executive director of the Project for the New American Century. Among his most recent books in national security are A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key Allies and Security Partners (Strategic Studies Institute, 2015), Safety, Liberty and Islamist Terrorism: American and European Approaches to Domestic Counterterrorism (AEI Press, 2010), and The Rise of China: Essays on the Future Competition (Encounter Books, 2009). Schmitt has a B.A. in politics from the University of Dallas and a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.