James S. Robbins (born 1962) is an American commentary writer for USA Today and Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is the former Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times, an author, political commentator and professor, with a focus on national security and foreign and military affairs.
James S. Robbins is a columnist for USA Today, Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council and a member of the advisory board to the National Civil War Museum. Formerly, he was an award-winning editorial writer at the Washington Times, professor at the National Defense University, and special assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Dr. Robbins holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His books include Erasing America: Losing Our Future By Destroying Our Past (2018), The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero (2014), This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive (2010) and Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point (2006).
Dr. Robbins’ books include The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero (Amazon #2 in Military Biography), Native Americans: Patriotism, Exceptionalism and the New American Identity (Amazon #1 in Nationalism), This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive (Amazon #1 in American Military History and Vietnam War History) and Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point.
Dr. Robbins has appeared on hundreds of national and international television and radio programs, including on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and CSPAN among others. His articles and commentaries have appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
Dr. Robbins’ awards include the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association Division A, First Place award for editorial writing, and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Open Forum Distinguished Public Service Award.
Dr. Robbins holds a PhD and Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude with High Honors in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati.