Alarik Fritz, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Alarik Fritz joined CNA in 1999 and has managed and conducted analyses on a wide variety of topics, including irregular warfare, homeland defense, and command and control. His most recent work focuses on Russian systems and US basing in the Pacific. His most recent operational tour was as the analytical representative to the US Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. After returning from Sixth Fleet, he was an embedded analyst at OPNAV. He also had tours with USMC forces during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and with the US Navy at Fleet Forces Command and Fifth Fleet. He has studied, worked and traveled extensively in Japan, China, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Russia, and other locations in Europe and the Arabian Gulf. He received his PhD from Georgetown University, where his research focused on alliances and coalitions. He received his master's from George Washington University, where he studied East Asian politics and economics, and his bachelor's from the University of Arizona, where he earned a double BA in political science and Japanese language. A personal interest of his is enlisting DOD resources to help fight climate change.
RECENT NEWSNovember 17, 2019
Alarik Fritz says, "The submarine force that they have is essentially their capital ships."
The National Interest: "Back in 2017, Russian Nuclear Submarines Fired Torpedoes at Each Other"January 19, 2019
Alarik Fritz says, “The submarine force that they have is essentially their capital ships. “They’re a concern for us and they’re highly capable—and they’re a very agile tool of the Russian military.”
The National Interest: “Back in 2017, 2 Russian Nuclear Submarines 'Fired' Torpedoes at Each Other”
Alarik Fritz says, "The submarine force that they have is essentially their capital ships. They're a concern for us and they're highly capable—and they're a very agile tool of the Russian military."
The National Interest: "Why Are Russian Nuclear Attack Submarines Firing Torpedoes At Each Other?"March 12, 2017
The National Interest quotes CNA analyst Alarik Fritz, Ph.D. in "Two of Russia’s Most Powerful Nuclear Submarines Fired Torpedoes at Each Other"February 17, 2017
The National Interest quotes CNA analyst Alarik Fritz, Ph.D. in "U.S. Navy on Russia’s Stealth Submarines: ‘They’re a Concern For Us and They’re Highly Capable’"
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