I am a Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University where my research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. I am also a Foreign and Defense Policy Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and an inaugural Wilson Center China Fellow. I continue to serve in the United States Air Force Reserve for which I work as a strategic planner at INDOPACOM. I hold a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.