Edward Luttwak

The U.S. Already Looks Like a Third World Nation, And It Could Soon Become One.- Economic Competition Has Replaced War

Edward Nicolae Luttwak (born November 4, 1942)



Is an American military strategist, political scientist, and historian who has published works on military strategy, history, and international relations. He also provides consulting services to governments and international enterprises including various branches of the U.S. government and the U.S. military.

He is chairman of the board of Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited (APFL), an aviation lessor, and the head of a conservation ranch in the Amazon.


Early Life and Education


Luttwak was born into a Jewish family in Arad, Romania, and raised in Italy and England. After elementary school in Palermo, Sicily, he attended Carmel College and Quintin Grammar in England, where he also received basic training in the British Army, and then the London School of Economics where he graduated in analytical economics in 1964.

After working in London, Paris, and Jerusalem, he moved to the United States in 1972 for graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he received a doctorate in 1975. He had held an academic post before moving to the United States, at the University of Bath. Subsequently, he only taught part-time as a research or visiting professor at Johns Hopkins and at Georgetown University starting in 1975. He has long been associated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

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