Eric Gomez is director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute. His research focuses on U.S. military strategy in East Asia, missile defense systems and their impact on strategic stability, and nuclear deterrence issues in East Asia. He has presented research on these topics at annual meetings of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association, and the 2018 Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) Fall Conference. In the summer of 2019, he attended the Strategic Force Analysis Boot Camp hosted by Georgetown University and Sandia National Laboratories.

Eric is the co‐​author, with Caroline Dorminey, of America’s Nuclear Crossroads: A Forward‐​Looking Anthology. Released in July 2019, the anthology examines a wide variety of pressing issues in nuclear deterrence and arms control confronting U.S. policymakers at the dawn of anew era of great power competition.

Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.