Eleanore Douglas, Ph.D.
Research Analyst


Eleanore Douglas specializes in strategy, defense planning, and security cooperation. She is an expert in the application of scenarios and "red team" techniques, experienced in assessments & evaluation and risk analysis. Her research interests include the development and implementation of national strategies, and the role played by allies and partners. Within CNA, she conducts analysis for the Navy and Department of Defense in the Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs (SP3) Division, including recent studies on "gray zone" operations and the US Navy's Cooperative Deployment Program. Prior to joining CNA, Eleanore completed a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, where her research examined Eisenhower's "New Look" Strategy and the role played by NATO and South Korean military forces in fulfilling this vision. Among other publications, she contributed a chapter to the edited volume, Strategic Retrenchment and Renewal in the American Experience. Eleanore has worked in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans, and previously held research positions at CSIS, SAIC, and Hicks & Associates, Inc. She holds an M.A. in Intelligence & International Security from King's College, London, and a B.A. in History from Yale University.


April 7, 2020

David Wallsh and Eleanore Douglas write, "Combined planning, training, and deployment over extended periods of time provide all parties involved with unparalleled opportunity to test and advance the limits of integration."

CIMSEC: "Cooperative Deployments: An Indispensable Tool for Preparing for the High-End Fight"