King Mallory

Senior International Defense Researcher
Washington Office


BA in Russian Language & Literature, Middlebury College


King Mallory is a Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, he was National Security Policy Coordinator for the presidential campaign of Ohio Governor John R. Kasich. He served as CEO of the Aspen Institute Germany (2007-13) and as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretaries of State for Near Eastern Affairs Bill Burns, David Welch and their (Principal) Deputy Liz Cheney from (2002-07). Mallory was CEO of Credit Suisse Investment Funds Moscow AO (1992-97) and participated in the structuring and closing of numerous mezzanine and buyout transactions at Allied Capital (1997-02). Before joining the private sector Mallory specialized in Russian and non-proliferation issues and was a research assistant, visiting fellow and assistant policy researcher at SIPRI, SWP and RAND, respectively.

Previous Positions

National Security Policy Coordinator, Kasich for America Inc.; Executive Director, The Aspen Institute Germany; Senior Advisor, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Recent Projects

  • New Challenges in Cross Domain Deterrence

Selected Publications

Krause J., Mallory C. K., The Role of Chemical Weapons in Soviet Military Doctrine: Military and Historical Experience 1914-1992, Westview Press, 1992

Krause J., Mallory C. K. "Strategic Implications of the Iranian Nuclear Programme," in Krause J., Mallory C. K., Iran's Nuclear Programme: Strategic Implications, Rutledge, 2011

Krause J., Mallory C. K., International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts: Experience Gained and Lessons Learned, Budrich, 2010

Krause J., Mallory C. K., Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change: Adjusting Western Regional Policy, Rutledge, 2014

Mallory C. K., "The Transatlantic Relationship in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities," All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace (Bilkent University), 74(1 (1)), 2012


Russian, German, French


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    New Challenges in Cross-Domain Deterrence

    This Perspective places deterrence within the spectrum of influence strategies available to international actors. Strategies of deterrence by denial or by threat of punishment are suggested for space, cyberspace, hybrid warfare, and terrorism.

    Apr 12, 2018

  • Report

    Aiding Russia and Ukraine

    Discusses an aid package for Russia and Ukraine consistent with the limitations on G-7 resources; reasonable balance in aid policies toward both countries; emphasis on providing incentives for foreign investment.