Paul D. Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Regional and Analytical Studies
• Ph.D., Georgetown University
• M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
• B.A., Georgetown University
• State failure and state building
• Reconstruction and stabilization operations
• South Asia
• Intelligence and Foreign Policy
Paul D. Miller previously served as Director for Afghanistan on the National Security Council staff from September 2007 to September 2009. He supported the 2008 and 2009 Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy reviews for the Bush and Obama Administrations. He served as a political analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency specializing in South Asia prior to his work in the White House. He also serves as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002.
Miller holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in International Relations and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
His dissertation was on the cause of success and failure in armed international statebuilding operations. His writing has appeared in
Foreign Affairs, PRISM, Studies in Intelligence, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, Books and Culture, The City, and he has
forthcoming articles in First Things, the World Affairs Journal, and Small Wars and Insurgencies. His research interests
include state failure and statebuilding, reconstruction and stabilization operations, South Asia, intelligence and foreign policy,
and U.S. national security process.