Michael Moodie

Associate Fellow, International Security Programme


Michael Moodie is assistant director at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) where he oversees the work of 90 analysts in the foreign affairs, defense, and trade division.

Michael has had a 45-year career addressing international issues in government, the policy research community, and academia.

In government, he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be assistant director for multilateral affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

He also served as special assistant to the ambassador to NATO and worked with the Intelligence Community’s Global Futures Forum as well as the Long-Range Analysis Unit of the National Intelligence Council.

In policy research, he served as president of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute (CBACI), a research organization he co-founded, among other positions.

In academia, Michael has been a visiting professor at George Mason University and Georgetown University.

Past experience


2010 - present Assistant Director, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division, CRS
2005-10 Independent Consultant
1994-2005 President, Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute
1990-1994 Assistant Director, Multilateral Affairs, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency