Kim R. Holmes

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Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D., is Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, at the Heritage Foundation and Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. [1]

Giuliani foreign policy team

On July 10, 2007, Giuliani announced the "line-up" of his foreign policy team, which included Holmes, Ed Lasky wrote in the American Thinker.[1]

Holmes will serve as a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor.[2]

Heritage Foundation profile

Holmes, described in his Foundation profile as "one of Washington's foremost foreign policy experts over the past 25 years," served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Bush administration.

Holmes was nominated by President George W. Bush in "the challenging months following 9/11, Dr. Holmes was confirmed in November 2002 and immediately took over responsibility for U.S. negotiations at the United Nations and 46 international organizations."

At the Foundation, Holmes is the "principal spokesman on foreign and defense policy issues, and overseeing the research, personnel and programs of Heritage’s Davis Institute, the Allison Center, the Asian Studies Center, the Center for International Trade and Economics, and the Moscow Office. He has published and edited important foreign policy products that have proposed many of the policies the U.S. government has implemented over the years. For example, shortly after 9/11, Heritage went into overdrive to produce, by January 2002, Defending the American Homeland—the seminal guide to what policymakers needed to do to protect Americans from future nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological attacks."

"Kim R. Holmes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of its Washington Advisory Committee. He has served as a member of the Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board—the Secretary of Defense’s primary source of outsider expert advice. Dr. Holmes also served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Center for International Private Enterprise, and as a public member of the U.S. delegation to the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

"Prior to first becoming Heritage’s Vice President in April 1992, Dr. Holmes was Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies and Senior Policy Analyst for national security affairs at Heritage, specializing in arms control, NATO affairs, and East-West strategic relations. He joined Heritage in 1985 as a defense policy analyst focusing on weapons systems, the defense budget, military reform, and strategic defense.

"Before coming to Heritage, Dr. Holmes was Senior Fellow at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, a research institute associated with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy."[3]


  1. Ed Lasky, "Rudy Giuliani's New Foreign Policy Team," American Thinker, July 11, 2007.
  2. "Giuliani campaign: Fmr. U.S. Sen. Kasten named as foreign policy advisor,", July 10, 2007.
  3. Profile: Kim R. Holmes, Heritage Foundation.