Paul van Hooft is a strategy fellow at the Security Studies Program (SSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), having been a 2018-2019 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at SSP. His work focuses on: the origins and logic of American grand strategy; U.S. retrenchment; European security; European strategic autonomy; entanglement and abandonment in alliances; extended deterrence; and Europe’s strategic options. Paul received his Ph.D in political science from the University of Amsterdam (UVA) and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). He previously worked as a policy analyst at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). Paul received the 2016 prize from the Dutch and Flemish political science associations for his dissertation on the impact of experiences with war on postwar grand strategy.