Contributors

Heritage Experts

Dakota L. Wood is Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, at The Heritage Foundation. He served for two decades as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including service as a strategic analyst for the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Secretary of Defense’s Director of Net Assessment.

Steven P. Bucci, PhD, is Director of the Allison Center. He served for three decades as a U.S. Army officer, including as Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense.

James Jay Carafano, PhD, is Vice President for the Davis Institute, and the E.W. Richardson Fellow, at The Heritage Foundation. He served for 25 years as a U.S. Army officer and taught at a number of universities, including the National Defense University.

Dean Cheng is a Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center of the Davis Institute. He specializes in China’s military and foreign policy.

Luke Coffey is Margaret Thatcher Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom of the Davis Institute. He joined Heritage after service as the senior special advisor to the Secretary of Defence of the United Kingdom.

Lisa Curtis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center. She has served with the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Foreign Service, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff.

Michaela Dodge is Policy Analyst for Defense and Strategic Policy in the Allison Center. She specializes in missile defense, nuclear weapons modernization, and arms control.

Charlotte M. Florance is Policy Analyst for Economic Freedom in Africa and the Middle East in the Allison Center. She served on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee staff and with Catholic Relief Services in Kenya.

Nile Gardiner, PhD, is Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. He served as foreign policy researcher in the Private Office of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom.

Daniel Gouré, PhD, is a Vice President at the Lexington Institute. He served as the Director of the Office of Strategic Competitiveness in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Kim R. Holmes, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He served as the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.

David R. Inserra is Research Associate for Homeland Security and Cybersecurity in the Allison Center. He specializes in homeland security issues, including cyber and immigration policy, and the protection of critical infrastructure.

Bruce D. Klingner is a Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia in the Asian Studies Center. He served for two decades at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Daniel Kochis is a Research Assistant in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.

Walter Lohman is Director of the Asian Studies Center. He served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, in the Office of Senator John McCain, and as Executive Director of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

Emil Maine is Research Assistant for National Security in the Allison Center.

James Phillips is Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs in the Allison Center. He served at the Congressional Research Service and at the East-West Center.

Ana R. Quintana is Policy Analyst for Latin America in the Allison Center.

Paul Rosenzweig is a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security.

Diem Nguyen Salmon is Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting in the Allison Center. She specializes in defense platforms and military contracting practices.

Brian Slattery is Research Associate for Defense and Security Studies in the Allison Center.

Riley Walters is a Research Assistant in the Allison Center.

External Reviewers

David Isby

Kenneth Katzman, PhD

James Andrew Lewis is Director of and Senior Fellow in the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Thomas G. Mahnken, PhD

Mark Schneider, PhD, is Senior Analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy.

Ambassador David J. Smith is Senior Fellow and Cyber Center Director at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Douglas E. Streusand, PhD, is a Professor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College at the Marine Corps University.

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