Zachary M. Matusheski


Brandeis University


David Engerman

Academic Interests:

U.S. Diplomatic History
U.S. Military History,
U.S. Political History
National Security Politics


To the Brink of War: Foreign Policy Crises in East Asia in Eisenhower’s First Term

Bio Note:

Zachary M. Matusheski received his BA in History from Rutgers University in 2006 and his MA from Brandeis University in 2010. His dissertation focuses on the way East Asian foreign policy crises shaped the formation of Eisenhower’s foreign policy and, in turn, how his strategy shaped the outcome of crises. He is also interested in the way the Joint Chiefs of Staff shaped strategy in the 1950s and 1960s. To complete this research, Zachary received grants from the Crown Family, Eisenhower, Truman, and Johnson Presidential Libraries, the George C. Marshall Foundation, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, and the Mellon Foundation.

Added October 2011