Roger Z George


Adjunct Professor


Center for Security Studies (CSS)
General profile


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Dr. George is an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program. He was a career intelligence analyst at the CIA for more than 30 years and was a member of the Senior Analytic Service (SAS). He now teaches full-time at the National War College, part of the National Defense University at Ft. Leslie McNair.

During his CIA career he focused on political military analysis on Europe and the Balkans. He served as a Policy Planning Staff member at the Department of State from 1989-91, was the National Intelligence Officer for Europe from 1991 to 1995, and was the Director of Policy and Analysis Group for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs from 1995 to 1997. Dr George has also served in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. He has co-edited two volumes on intelligence analysis and national security policies as well as written articles on intelligence analysis. His most recent publication is Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations, published by Georgetown University Press in 2008. He co-edited (with Harvey Rishikof) The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth (Georgetown University Press, 2011).


  • Ph.D. () Tufts University, International Relations