Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He previously was affiliated with the Heritage Foundation and Competitive Enterprise Institute.
He writes a weekly column for the American Conservative online and Antiwar.com. Previously a columnist for Forbes online, a nationally syndicated columnist with Copley News Service, and editor of the monthly political magazine Inquiry, he has been widely published in such periodicals as Foreign Policy, Orbis, National Interest, Time, Newsweek, and Fortune, as well as leading newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has written several books, including Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire (Xulon Press), Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World (Cato Institute), and The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington (Transaction). He is co-author of The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relationship with North and South Korea (Palgrave/Macmillan).
He received his B.S. in Economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1979. He is a member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars.