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Nikita Mann

U.S. Senate

Biography

Last updated: Jan 16, 2024

Nikita Mann is currently the policy analyst for Political-Military Affairs on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Ranking Member Senator Risch (R-ID). Prior to this, Ms. Mann served as the military legislative assistant, covering the Senate Armed Services Committee for Senator Hawley (R-MO), and also served in the Pentagon as the special assistant and China policy advisor to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for China. Previously, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a defense aide to Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) while he was the ranking member on Strategic Forces for the House Armed Services Committee. Her research and expertise focus on U.S.-China defense and foreign policy, Chinese military modernization, and Indo-Pacific security affairs. 

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