Benjamin Bahney is a political scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Senior Fellow at CGSR where he brings laboratory technical expertise to bear on national security issues in the areas of space, cyber and advanced science and technology. His research interests include strategic stability, deterrence, and escalation management. Ben is currently researching the dynamics of strategic competition in space and cyber, and is a contributor to University of California San Diego’s Minerva Initiative project on deterrence in the 21st century.
Ben has contributed to the opinion pages of the New York Times, US News and World Report, GlobalSecurity.org, the San Diego Union Tribune, and the Washington Times. He has won three LLNL Global Security Gold Awards for outstanding research, is a participant in the RAND Counterinsurgency Board of Experts, and has guest lectured on terrorism financing at the Naval Postgraduate School. Ben was formerly an associate at the RAND Corporation, where he published on counter terrorism and the internal dynamics of Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS).
Ben received an MA in international affairs from UC San Diego and a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania.