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

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

Sheena Chestnut Greitens


Sheena Chestnut Greitens is Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, 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

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

David Asher


David Asher is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. His work focuses on US foreign policy in Asia, global macro strategy, economic and financial policy toward US state adversaries, strategic law enforcement, and high technology development. More

Claire Chu


Claire Chu is a senior China analyst at Janes, an open-source defense and geopolitical intelligence firm. Her research work focuses on the national security implications of China’s global economic activity, including foreign direct investment and global financial flows. More

Andrew Gabel

Non-Resident Fellow

Andrew Gabel is a Non-Resident Fellow at the China Economic and Strategy Initiative. 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

Matthew Phelan

Policy Analyst

Matthew Phelan is a Policy Analyst at the China Economic and Strategy Initiative. More

Jacob Leon

Policy Analyst

Jacob Leon is a Policy Analyst at the China Economic and Strategy Initiative. More

Eleanor Hume

Policy Analyst

Eleanor Hume is a Policy Analyst at the China Economic and Strategy Initiative. More