Transatlantic Programme - America and the World: US Foreign Policy in the run-up to 2008

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schakeDr Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is also the Bradley Professor of International Security Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Her areas of research interest are national security strategy, the effective use of military force, and European politics.

During President George W. Bush's first term, she was the director for Defense Strategy and Requirements on the National Security Council. She was responsible for advising the president, White House chief of staff, and national security adviser on defense issues. Major projects Schake contributed to while she was in the Bush administration include the 2002 National Security Strategy that defined post-9/11 priorities for protecting and advancing U.S. interests; conceptualizing and budgeting for continued transformation of defense practices; the global posture review, the most significant realignment of U.S. military forces and bases around the world since 1950; creating NATO's Allied Command Transformation and the NATO Response Force; and recruiting and retaining coalition partners for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Prior to her work in the White House, Schake was a senior research professor in the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. She has also taught in the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs. From 1990 to 1996, she worked in Pentagon staff jobs, first in the Joint Staff and then in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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