Emma Ashford is a senior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council where her work focuses on questions of grand strategy, international security, and the future of US foreign policy. Previously, she was a research fellow in defense and foreign policy at the Cato Institute. Her writing has been featured in Foreign Affairs, the Texas National Security Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and War on the Rocks. She writes a biweekly column, “It’s Debatable,” for Foreign Policy. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds a PhD in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. Her first book, Oil, the State, and War: The Foreign Policies of Petrostates, is forthcoming from Georgetown University Press in May 2022.