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A. Bradley Potter

A. Bradley Potter

Adjunct Lecturer


A. Bradley Potter is an adjunct lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His scholarship explores wartime decision-making, war termination, nuclear strategy and policy, and American grand strategy. In support of his research, Dr. Potter has held numerous fellowships, including from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Notre Dame University, and Johns Hopkins University SAIS, among other institutions. His research can be found in a variety of publications, including the Texas National Security Review, Comparative Strategy, War on the Rocks, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

Prior to lecturing at SAIS, Dr. Potter was the inaugural Stanton Visiting Scientist at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has also worked for the RAND Corporation and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) where he supported a variety of U.S. government national security priorities. Dr. Potter holds a PhD and MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BS in international relations (with honors) and physics from the College of William and Mary.
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Book Chapter
  • “Restless Strategy: Alfred Gray’s Philosophy of Warfighting,” with Thomas G. Mahnken, in The Legacy of American Naval Power: Reinvigorating Maritime Strategic Thought, An Anthology, ed. Paul Westermeyer, (Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press, 2019), 216 – 255.
Commentary and Other Publications



  • Middle East
  • Europe


  • American Foreign Policy
  • European and Eurasian Studies
  • Global Theory and History
  • International Relations
  • Middle East Studies
  • Strategic Studies