Matthew Fay

Matthew Fay

Foreign and Defense Policy Analyst
Niskanen Center

Matthew Fay is a foreign and defense policy analyst at the Niskanen Center. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Xavier University and has two master’s degrees, one in international relations from American Military University and one in diplomatic history from Temple University. He has previously published research on nuclear weapons, co-authoring an article for the American Historical Review on nuclear forecasting during the Cold War and a proposal for changes in U.S. nuclear force posture for the Cato Institute. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, grand strategy, and defense politics. He is currently pursuing a PhD in political science at George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

Blog Posts

Trump, Trade, and Great Power War

One of the signature features of President Donald Trump’s campaign was his hostility to free trade. Then-candidate Trump repeatedly denigrated various multilateral trade pacts as bad deals for the United…