Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Mirtchev is a U.S. academic, business executive, and author. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the SCHAR School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Mirtchev serves as a vice chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee He is a member of the James Madison Council at the Library of Congress. Mirtchev was a Senior fellow and member of the Wilson National Cabinet at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he is a founding member of the Council to the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. He also served as a Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security (RUSI), the UK global security think tank, and was the Executive Chairman of RUSI International.