Audrey Kurth Cronin is professor of international security at American University. Previously, she was Distinguished Service Professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy. She was also a non-residential senior research associate at Oxford University.

Cronin joined the George Mason facutly in 2011. Prior to that, she was a faculty member and director of the core course on military strategy at the U.S. National War College from 2007 to 2011. From 2005 to 2007, Cronin was director of studies for the Oxford/Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War from 2005 to 2007.

Cronin has also served as a specialist in terrorism at the Congressional Research Service and in the office of the secretary of defense/policy, office of the secretary of the Navy, and the American Embassy in Moscow, where she worked in the U.S. commercial office during the Cold War.

Cronin is the author of How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns and Ending Terrorism: A Strategy for Defeating Al-Qaeda. Her articles have appeared in scholarly journals, including International Security and International Affairs.

Last Updated: June 9, 2017