Kori Schake

Biography: 

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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How Brexit Will Change The World

by Kori Schakevia Politico
Saturday, June 25, 2016

17 top economists, foreign policy gurus and historians look five years into the future. 

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Post-Brexit Defense Policy

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Saturday, June 25, 2016

[Subscription Required] Europeans often grumble that American presidential elections are unrepresentative: despite being so much affected by U.S. policies, they have no vote in our elections. Yesterday, that argument was reversed. Americans will be greatly affected by a decision they were not party to making. 

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Can Paul Ryan Save The Republican Party From Donald Trump?

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

[Subscription Required] A new report from the speaker of the House on national security sets out a dramatically different course than the GOP presidential nominee. Is anyone listening?

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Israel Looks To Russia As A Security Partner

by Kori Schakevia National Review
Friday, June 10, 2016

American unreliability is forcing nations to look elsewhere for support.

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Veterans And The Alienated Society

by Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Friday, June 10, 2016

Sebastian Junger understands a lot about warfare. He is admirably passionate about helping America’s veterans come to terms with their wartime experience and form the kind of meaningful connections that inoculate against post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Reasons For Confidence In The Iran Deal

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Daily Report
Friday, May 27, 2016

There are historical precedents to justify current American confidence that the treaty with Iran will prevent it from going nuclear. In fact, Iran itself provides the most important precedents. Three factors have in the past caused Iran to curtail its nuclear weapons programs: high likelihood of exposure, belief the United States would destroy their weapons programs, and fear that military conflict with the United States would result in regime change in Iran.

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How To Manage A Rising Power—Or Two

by Kori Schake, Anja Manuel via The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What America can learn from 19th-century Britain.

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Is The Obama Administration Changing Its Strategy In Afghanistan?

by Kori Schakevia National Review
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Akhtar Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, is dead. As he was returning from Iran, his car was hit by a missile fired from an American military drone in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
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Defense Policy Challenges For The Next President

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Institution
Friday, May 6, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the evolving threats to US interests that are waiting for the next presidential administration.

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The Inherent Fallacy Of Believing We Can Beat The Islamic State Without U.S. Ground Troops

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

[Registration Required] No one — not Obama, Clinton, Trump, or Cruz — will dare to admit the obvious: We’re going to need to put boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

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