Randall Schriver


The Honorable Randall G. Schriver is Chairman of the Board at The Project 2049 Institute. More

Dan Blumenthal

Vice Chairman

Dan Blumenthal is a senior fellow and the director of Asian studies at the American Enterprise Institute More

Sheena Chestnut Greitens


Sheena Chestnut Gretins is Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. Sheena Chestnut Greitens is Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she directs UT's Asia Policy Program, a joint initiative of the Strauss Center for International Security & Law and the Clements Center for National Security. More

Matt Pottinger


Matt Pottinger served at the White House for four years in senior roles on the National Security Council staff, including as Deputy National Security Advisor from 2019 to 2021. In that role, Matt coordinated the full spectrum of national security policy. More

Nazak Nikakhtar


The Honorable Nazak Nikakhtar is a commissioner of the China Economic and Strategy Initiative; an international trade and national security attorney; a partner at the Washington, DC, law firm of Wiley Rein LLP; and co-chair of Wiley’s national security practice and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice. More

Peter Berkowitz


Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. From 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the Secretary of State. More


Josh Young

Executive Director

Josh Young is Executive Director of China Economic and Strategy Initiative. Prior to joining CESI, Josh was a Senior Associate at The Asia Group, where he helped the firm’s defense and aerospace clients. More

Madison Sparber

Research Fellow

Madison Sparber is a Research Fellow at the China Economic and Strategy Initiative, where she focuses on U.S.-China comparative strengths and vulnerabilities in defense, technology, and economic statecraft. More