Elie Krakowski

Expert in International Relations, Investing in High-Risk Environments, & Terrorism

In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
(Inquire for virtual fee)

Travels From
Maryland, United States


“He knows more about Afghanistanthan just about any man on American soil,…”  Tony Snow – Fox News Network

Dr. Krakowski is President and CEO of EDK Consulting, LLC, a global firm providing comprehensive solutions to clients’ security needs. Dr. Krakowski is also a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, and at the Central Asia/Caucasus Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, both in Washington, DC. He has advised the U.S. Under Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense on strategy for the War on Terror. Dr. Krakowski is a member of the Maryland Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC). He has extensive experience in international relations, international law, and national security affairs, and is a recognized authority on low intensity conflict issues (international terrorism, unconventional warfare, and propaganda/subversion).   Dr. Krakowski is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.

From 1982 to 1988 he was the Special Assistant to the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.  His primary responsibilities involved the development, coordination, and implementation supervision of policy on low intensity conflict issues, with special emphasis on “regional conflicts,” international terrorism and on Soviet and Soviet proxy roles in these issue areas.

Dr. Krakowski also participated actively in the various aspects of US Public Diplomacy efforts and programs. Dr. Krakowski was actively and intensively involved in policy/national security strategy development [central initiator and contributor to several Presidential National Security Decision Directives (NSDDs) and other high level decision papers], and in the supervision of policy implementation.

From September 1988 to August 1996 Dr. Krakowski was a professor of International Relations and Law in the Department of International Relations at Boston University.  His responsibilities there covered both International Law and Organization and Low Intensity Conflict Studies (small wars, international terrorism, psychological warfare, and propaganda/disinformation).

He has lectured widely throughout the US and abroad on international terrorism and other national security issues, and written extensively on regional conflicts, terrorism, and the other aspects of low intensity conflict in the Boston Sunday Globe, Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, Global Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, and Strategic Review. He has testified before the US Congress. Dr. Krakowski has been interviewed by and quoted in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Time, and Newsweek, among others. He has contributed chapters to books.  His book, The Politics of Blackmail: The Case of Small Wars will be published soon.  Dr. Krakowski’s “Ending War in Afghanistan: The Opportunity Within Adversity”, a short monograph, was published by the American Foreign Policy Council in June 2002.  Dr. Krakowski’s article, “How to Win the Peace in Afghanistan”, was the cover story in the July 1/July 8, 2002 issue of The Weekly Standard.  He is also the author of “Afghanistan: Reconstruction and Representation,” in Building Free Societies in Iraq and Afghanistan (Washington: Hudson Institute, October 2004).

He holds a PhD and MPhil from Columbia University in New York, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.

The Paradox of U.S. Power: Talk of Defeat vs. Unmatched Capabilities

The War on Terror: Are We Really at War?

The Global War on Terror: Where to Next?

U.S. Soil as a Battleground in the War on Terror

Afghanistan, Iraq, and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Policy

Emerging Threats to US National Security: The Convergence of International Terrorism and Traditional Threats

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