An internationally recognized authority on strategic affairs, Edward Luttwak has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. He is a frequent lecturer at universities and military colleges in the United States and abroad and was the 1988 Nimitz lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and the 1989 Tanner lecturer at Yale University. In 2004 he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bath (United Kingdom).

Dr. Luttwak is the author of numerous articles, contributions to collected works, research monographs, and 19 books, including The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire (John Hopkins, 1976-2005), Turbo-Capitalism: Winners and Losers in the Global Economy (HarperCollins, 1999), The Endangered American Dream (Simon & Schuster, 1993), and Coup d’etat (Harvard, 1985), which has been published in 14 languages. His new edition of Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace (Harvard, 2001) has also been published in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Estonian, and Turkish editions. Dr. Luttwak serves on the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly.

He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, and he speaks French, Italian, and Spanish among other languages.