Allison Stanger PhD is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, New America Cybersecurity Fellow, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also the author of One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy and has contributed to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, NY Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the Washington Post. Stanger received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. She also holds an AM in Regional Studies-Soviet Union (Harvard), a graduate diploma in Economics (London School of Economics), and a BS in Actuarial Science/Mathematics (Ball State University). She has studied foreign languages and literature at Charles University (Prague), the Sorbonne (Paris), and the Pushkin Institute (Moscow).