Richard Fontaine

Richard Fontaine is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He previously served as a foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain for more than five years. He has also worked at the State Department, the National Security Council and on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A native of New Orleans, Fontaine graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations from Tulane University. He also holds a M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, and he attended Oxford University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs and is an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

China's Arab Spring Cyber Lessons

October 04, 2011

Co-authored with Will Rogers. The Arab Spring has offered some useful pointers for countries such as China about what works in suppressing dissent -- and what is counterproductive. As the Arab Spring turns to autumn, observers around the world are piecing together what happened this year, why, and where –...

India's Arab Spring Opportunity

August 30, 2011

New Delhi has a golden opportunity to assist in supporting democratic regimes in the Arab World. It’s in its own interests to seize this chance.