Christopher Griffin is a national security expert, specializing in U.S. foreign and defense policy toward the Asia-Pacific. He served as legislative director to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT), advising the senator on the full range of legislative proposals and key votes. Between 2008 and 2011, he was Senator Lieberman’s military legislative assistant, in which capacity he developed the senator’s legislative agenda as a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of its Airland Subcommittee.

Mr. Griffin served as Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining Senator Lieberman’s staff, he was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy. During his time at AEI, Mr. Griffin was also a contributing editor to the Armed Forces Journal, writing feature articles on international defense industrial cooperation and a monthly column titled the “Blogs of War.” Mr. Griffin’s writings have been published in the Washington PostWall Street Journal, and New York Times.

Mr. Griffin received a B.A. in international studies from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and an M.A. in international studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He serves as a Field Artillery Officer in the Army National Guard.