Kori Schake


Dr. Kori Schake is the Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). She was a distinguished research fellow at the Hoover Institution and is the editor, with Jim Mattis, of the book Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military

She has served in various policy roles including at the White House for the National Security Council; at the Department of Defense for the Office of the Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff and the State Department for the Policy Planning Staff.  During the 2008 presidential election, she was Senior Policy Advisor on the McCain-Palin campaign.

She has been profiled in publications ranging from national news to popular culture including the Los Angeles Times, Politico, and Vogue Magazine.

Her recent publications include: Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony (Harvard University Press, 2017), Republican Foreign Policy After Trump (Survival, Fall 2016), National Security Challenges for the Next President (Orbis, Winter 2017), and Will Washington Abandon the Order?, (Foreign Affairs, Jan/Feb 2017).

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Analysis and Commentary

Missing the "freedom agenda" on the Fourth of July

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, July 3, 2009

This weekend we celebrate our country's independence and the courage of those brave men who met in congress in Philadelphia to chart a path to greater liberty...

Analysis and Commentary

Grading Obama's first 100 days: Kori Schake

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, April 24, 2009

I would give him a C-...

Seize the High Ground

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An overview of the many mistakes in defense policy that the Obama administration must avoid. By Kori N. Schake.

Analysis and Commentary

Three problems with Obama's Af-Pak strategy

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, March 27, 2009

President Obama's plan for Afghanistan is first rate...

Analysis and Commentary

Iraq, a war we are winning; Afghanistan, a war we can't win

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

As the Obama administration continues its reviews of Iraq and Afghanistan policy, the president seems committed thus far to fulfilling his campaign promise: withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq and shift them to Afghanistan (as many as 30,000 troops perhaps)...

Analysis and Commentary

Don't blame the State Department for its own starvation

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gary Schaub has an op-ed in today's New York Times on the disparity between State and Defense...

Analysis and Commentary

Defense Policy Advice To Obama--From The Other Team

by Kori Schakevia Forbes
Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Obama administration is trending toward several mistakes in defense policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Dealing with a Nuclear Iran

by Kori Schakevia Policy Review
Friday, May 11, 2007

Lost in the debate about how to prevent Iran from crossing the nuclear threshold is the fact that we lack the ability to prevent it...

Dealing with A Nuclear Iran

by Kori Schakevia Policy Review
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Some timely changes will help us cope with the unknown.

Analysis and Commentary

How experts view a strike against Iran

by Abbas Milani, Kori Schakevia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 29, 2006

Simple logic shows the fallacy of the military option...