About Me

Hello, I’m Brandan P. Buck. I am a Ph.D. candidate in history and George Mason University. I previously studied history at the University of Denver, where I completed my B.A. in 2009. Between my academic pursuits, I worked as an intelligence and geospatial analyst. I previously served in both the U.S. Army and Virginia Army National Guard and completed multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan as both an infantryman and intelligence professional.

My historical research interests are 20th-century U.S. military, diplomatic, and political history, U.S.-Afghan relations, and the managerial state.

I am currently researching the domestic politics of U.S. foreign policy from the 1890s until 1992. My research primarily focuses on the evolution of foreign policy attitudes within the Republican Party.

My work has appeared in Responsible Statecraft, The Libertarian Institute, Free the People, Antiwar.com, and Reason.

A copy of my CV can be found here.

I can be reached via email: bbuck@gmu.edu

The code and data used for entries on this blog can be found on my GitHub account: https://github.com/bbuck1