Mark Stout


  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • US Intelligence History and Culture
  • Foreign Intelligence Services
  • US Military History
  • Mark Stout has served as an adjunct instructor in the CUA Politics Department since 2021. He has previously worked for the Army, the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Institute for Defense Analyses.  After his first career as a national security practitioner, Dr. Stout was the Historian for the International Spy Museum and then directed graduate programs in global security studies and in intelligence for another university.  He is on the editorial board of Georgetown University Press’ Studies in Intelligence History series and was a senior editor at War on the Rocks for several years.  He was also the founding President of the North American Society for Intelligence History.  Dr. Stout’s work has been published in Intelligence and National Security, Cold War History, and the Journal of Strategic Studies, among other journals, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. He is the co-author or co-editor of several books in the intelligence and strategic studies fields.  His book World War I and the Foundations of American Intelligence was published by the University Press of Kansas in the Fall of 2023.