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Martijn Rasser

Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)


National security

Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Rasser served as a senior intelligence officer and analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on foreign emerging technologies, technology innovation, and weapons research & development. He also served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, special advisor to a senior military commander in the Middle East, chief counterterrorism liaison to a U.S. military unit in Iraq, and vice chairman of a National Intelligence Council (NIC) working group.

Upon leaving government service, Mr. Rasser served as Chief of Staff at Muddy Waters Capital, an investment research firm focused on investigating business fraud, accounting fraud, and fundamental problems. More recently, Mr. Rasser was Director of Analysis at Kyndi, a venture-backed AI startup in Silicon Valley.

His commentary and research have appeared in Foreign PolicyLawfareThe National Interest, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Scientific American, and he is regularly quoted in outlets such as AxiosBloomberg, Fortune, National Journal, the New York TimesSouth China Morning PostU.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. Mr. Rasser received his B.A. in anthropology from Bates College and his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Outside of CNAS, Mr. Rasser is providing outside informal counsel exclusively to the Biden campaign for President.