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Tim Morrison

Senior Fellow

Tim Morrison is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, specializing in Asia-Pacific security, missile defense, nuclear deterrent modernization, and arms control.

Most recently, Mr. Morrison was deputy assistant to the president for national security in the Trump administration. He served as senior director on the National Security Council for European affairs, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. government policy for 52 countries and three multilateral organizations. Prior to that post, he was senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense, where he coordinated policy on arms control, North Korean and Iranian weapons of mass destruction programs, export controls and technology transfers, and implementation of the Trump administration’s Conventional Arms Transfer policy.

For 17 years, Mr. Morrison worked in a variety of roles on Capitol Hill. From 2011 through July 2018, he served on the House Armed Services Committee staff, initially as staff director of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and ultimately as policy director of the Committee. As policy director, Mr. Morrison led implementation of Chairman Mac Thornberry’s priorities, including overseeing implementation of the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy, prohibition of Chinese Communist Party-linked information technology and video surveillance technology, and House-passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) and the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA) as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

From 2007 until 2011, Mr. Morrison was the national security advisor to U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (AZ), the Senate Republican Whip, where he assisted in coordinating national security policy and strategy for the Senate Republican Conference and led policy initiatives on nuclear weapons, arms control, export controls, and economic sanctions.

Mr. Morrison has a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Minnesota. He also has a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He is an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, serving since 2011.

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Tim Morrison was quoted in CNN about U.S. biodefense preparedness.

Tim Morrison was quoted in NPR about biodefense preparedness at the NSC.

Tim Morrison was quoted in The Daily Signal about the NSC’s pandemic response capabilities.

Tim Morrison’s op-ed about the NSC’s biodefense response capabilities was mentioned in The Washington Post

Tim Morrison was quoted in Time about the NSC’s biodefense capabilities.

Tim Morrison’s recent op-ed about the NSC’s biodefense capabilities was mentioned in The Daily Wire

Tim Morrison’s recent op-ed addressing accusations that Trump has cut the pandemic response team was mentioned on C-Span Washington Journal

Tim Morrison’s recent op-ed about the NSC’s biodefense capabilities was mentioned in The Federalist

Tim Morrison’s Senate testimony about the dangers of U.S. Dependence on China for drug sourcing was quoted in The Epoch Times

Tim Morrison’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship was mentioned in PJ Media

Tim Morrison was quoted in National Review about U.S. overreliance on China for medical supplies and drugs.

Tim Morrison’s testimony about Coronavirus and America’s supply chain before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship was mentioned in Federal Computer Week

Tim Morrison was quoted in Associated Press about the need for three-way arms control with Russia and China.

Tim Morrison was quoted in Bloomberg about a surge in U.S. nuclear spending and the much needed modernization of the U.S. nuclear triad.

Tim Morrison was quoted in Real Business about China’s plans to develop a digital currency.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in the Financial Times about Chinese patents related to a plan to launch a digital currency.

Rebeccah Heinrichs and Tim Morrison were mentioned in Defense One_ about Post-INF missiles.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in National Review about the United States’ dependence upon China for healthcare supplies.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in Reuters_ about possible new restrictions of Huawei technology in the United States.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in Washington Post_ about nuclear deterrence strategy.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in Washington Post_ about the Trump administration and criticism from China as businesses react to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in The Washington Post_ about how the Trump administration may respond to the growing coronavirus threat.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in The Japan Times_ about the impact of the U.K.‘s Huawei partnership on intelligence sharing.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in Bloomberg about how the U.K.‘s recent Huawei decision will impact its relationship with the U.S.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in CNN about how the Trump administration will handle the Coronavirus crisis.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in Wall Street Journal about the threat of Huawei technology in Europe.

Tim Morrison was mentioned in Defense News about a potential boost to the nuclear budget in FY20.

Tim Morrison and David Asher were mentioned in POLITICO Playbook PM and Morning Defense about their new positions as Hudson senior fellows.