John Wohlstetter is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute (beg. 2001) and the Gold Institute for International Strategy (beg. 2021); he held a similar position at the London Center for Policy Research (2013-2018). His primary areas of expertise are national security and foreign policy, and the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He is author of Sleepwalking With The Bomb (2nd ed. 2014), and The Long War Ahead and the Short War Upon Us (2008). He was founder and editor of the issues blog Letter From The Capitol (2005-2015). He has authored numerous articles in publications, including The American Spectator, National Review Online, The Wall Street Journal, Human Events, The Daily Caller, PJ Media and The Washington Times.
He gave over 1,000 radio interviews (2008-2015), many on nationwide programs, and guest-hosted the August 14, 2013 Dennis Miller Show. He worked on the foreign trading desks at Goldman Sachs (1969-73) & Drexel Burnham Lambert (1973-74). He was an attorney for Contel Corporation (1978-91), practicing general corporate and communications law; he shifted to strategic assessment, a task he also performed at GTE Corporation (1991-2000) and Verizon (2000); he retired in 2000. During his tenure at Contel he served as senior adviser to The Committee on Review of Switching, Synchronization and Network Control in National Security Telecommunications.
The Committee, created by the National Research Council, published its final report, Growing Vulnerability of the Public Switched Networks: Implications for National Security Emergency Preparedness (1989). He holds degrees from the University of Miami (B.B.A., 1969, Finance major, Art History minor); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1977); and The George Washington University (Public Policy/Telecommunications, 1985). He is a National Trustee of the National Symphony Orchestra (beg. 2014), and served on the NSO Board of Directors (1992-2014). He is a trustee of the Billy Rose Foundation (beg. 1996). He served as a trustee of MyFace (1980-2016), the Washington Bach Consort (2002-2018), and the London Center for Policy Research (2013-2018). He is an amateur concert pianist.