Michael E. O'Hanlon

Brookings Institution

Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution.

He is senior author of the Iraq Index, a compilation of economic, public opinion, and security data which tracks reconstruction and security in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. He is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.

Previously, O'Hanlon served as a defense budget analyst, advising members of Congress on military spending. He was also a research assistant at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a Peace Corps volunteer in the Congo.

Featured Work

OCT 13, 2009 Podcast

The Science of War: Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes

Michael O'Hanlon explains how military modeling and planning are done, taking as examples Desert Storm, the Iraq War, and the decisions to be made now ...