Condoleezza Rice, Director of the Hoover Institution, said: “One of the toughest challenges on the American foreign policy landscape is China, of which Matt is a respected expert who helped to develop a stronger US-China policy. He brings to Hoover a wide breadth of knowledge, which stems from a varied career in the military, as a journalist, and as a public servant.”
Before his White House service, Pottinger spent the late 1990s and early 2000s in China as a reporter for Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. He then fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as a US Marine during three combat deployments between 2007 and 2010. Following active duty, he founded and led an Asia-focused risk consultancy and ran Asia research at an investment fund in New York.
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