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Frank A. Rose, arms control expert, joins Foreign Policy at Brookings

Washington, D.C. — The Brookings Institution announced this week that former assistant secretary of state for arms control, Frank A. Rose, has joined the Foreign Policy program (FP) as a senior fellow. As a member of FP’s Security and Strategy team, Rose joins a dynamic roster of experts providing practical analysis and policy-relevant research on defense and deterrence issues. At Brookings, Rose will continue his important work to inform policy determinations and diplomacy on recent nuclear developments to ensure peace and strategic stability for the future.

“Through his government leadership and experience in both Republican and Democratic administrations, Frank has achieved a well-deserved reputation for expertise, insight, and credibility,” said Brookings Vice President Bruce Jones. “At a time of growing geopolitical competition and emerging threats, he is uniquely qualified to contribute sound, non-partisan ideas to advance the national discussion on the modernization of U.S. nuclear, missile defense, space, and other deterrence capabilities. His appointment significantly enhances our capacity to conduct cutting-edge work on defense and space policy and to develop innovative solutions to address rapidly-evolving arms control and security challenges.”

Prior to joining Brookings, Rose served as assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance from 2014 to 2017. In this position, he was responsible for advising the secretary of state on a wide range of arms control, strategic policy, verification, and compliance issues. From 2009 to 2014, Rose served as the deputy assistant secretary of state for space and defense policy where he was responsible for key issues related to arms control and defense policy including missile defense, military space policy, chemical and biological weapons, and conventional arms control. Previously, he was a professional staff member for the Committee on Armed Services and for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives.

Rose received his bachelor’s degree in history from American University in 1994 and a master’s degree in war studies from Kings’ College, University of London in 1999.

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