Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is a former associate at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Institute for Policy Innovation, and Heritage Foundation, and served as a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
A columnist for Forbes online, he previously was a columnist for antiwar.com, a nationally syndicated columnist with Copley News Service, and editor of the monthly political magazine Inquiry. He has been widely published in such periodicals as Time, Newsweek, and Fortune, as well as leading newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He contributes regularly to National Interest online, the Huffington Post, the American Spectator online, the Daily Caller, and other online publications. He has written several books, including Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire (Xulon Press), The Politics of Envy: Statism as Theology (Transaction); Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in Changed World (Cato); The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington (Transaction), and Beyond Good Intentions: A Biblical View of Politics (Crossway).
He received his B.S. in Economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1979. He is a member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars.