Dr. Paul D. Miller is the associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a distinguished scholar with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
As a practitioner, Dr. Miller served as Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff (2007-2009); worked as an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (2003-2007); and served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2002.
As a scholar, Miller taught at the National Defense University and worked at the RAND Corporation prior to arriving at UT-Austin. In his first book, Armed State Building (Cornell University Press, 2013), Miller examined the history and strategy of stability operations. His second book, American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy, is forthcoming from Georgetown University Press in 2016.
Miller blogs on foreign affairs at Shadow Government. His writing has also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Survival, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, The National Interest, The World Affairs Journal, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and elsewhere. Miller holds a PhD in international relations and a BA in government from Georgetown University, and a master in public policy from Harvard University. He is also a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy and a research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.