Zack Cooper

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Dr. Zack Cooper serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center on Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. His work focuses on U.S. defense strategy in Asia, U.S. alliances and partnerships, U.S.-China strategic Competition, and Chinese economic statecraft and coercion.

Zack Cooper is also a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, an associate at Armitage International, and an adjunct professor with Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. He previously worked as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He also served on the White House staff as assistant to the deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism as well as a staffer in the Department of Defense. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.P.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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