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Zack Cooper

CSIF Board of Advisors

Biography:

Dr. Zack Cooper serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Zack Cooper is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Dr. Cooper focuses on Asian security issues and has coauthored or coedited numerous studies, including Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships (CSIS, 2016); Federated Defense in Asia (CSIS, 2014); Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance (CSIS, 2014); Strategic Japan (CSIS, 2014); and Postwar Japan (CSIS, 2017). His research has also appeared in Security Studies, the Washington Quarterly, and International Security.

Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Cooper worked as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He previously served on the White House staff as assistant to the deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism. He also worked as a civil servant in the Pentagon, first as a foreign affairs specialist and then as a special assistant to the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.P.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Dr. Zack Cooper serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Zack Cooper is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Dr. Cooper focuses on Asian security issues and has coauthored or coedited numerous studies, including Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships (CSIS, 2016); Federated Defense in Asia (CSIS, 2014); Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance (CSIS, 2014); Strategic Japan (CSIS, 2014); and Postwar Japan (CSIS, 2017). His research has also appeared in Security Studies, the Washington Quarterly, and International Security.

Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Cooper worked as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He previously served on the White House staff as assistant to the deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism. He also worked as a civil servant in the Pentagon, first as a foreign affairs specialist and then as a special assistant to the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.P.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Princeton University.