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JAMES TRAUB, The New York Times Magazine and ForeignPolicy.com
Thomas Donnelly , a defense and security policy analyst, is the director of the Center for Defense Studies at AEI. He is the coauthor of “Lessons for a Long War: How America Can Win on New Battlefields” (AEI Press, 2010, with Frederick W. Kagan). Among his recent books are “Ground Truth: The Future of US Land Power” (AEI Press, 2008, with Mr. Kagan), “Of Men and Materiel: The Crisis in Military Resources” (AEI Press, 2007, coedited with Gary J. Schmitt), “The Military We Need” (AEI Press, 2005) and “Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Strategic Assessment” (AEI Press, 2004). Mr. Donnelly was policy-group director and a professional staff member for the House Committee on Armed Services from 1995 to 1999, and he also served as a member of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is a former editor of Armed Forces Journal, Army Times and Defense News.
Randall Schriver is one of five founding partners of Armitage International LLC, a consulting firm specializing in international business development and strategies that incorporated in March 2005. He is also CEO and president of the Project 2049 Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to the study of security trend lines in Asia and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Immediately before his return to the private sector, he served as deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, responsible for China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Previously, he served for two years as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. He has also held several positions in the Department of Defense, including senior country director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (1997–98); assistant country director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia (1995–97); and positions with the Office of Counter Proliferation Policy (1995) and the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces (1994). Prior to his civilian service, he served as an active-duty Navy Intelligence Officer for nearly three years (1989–91). Mr. Schriver has won numerous military and civilian awards from the US government and was presented with the Order of the Propitious Clouds by the president of Taiwan for service while at the State Department promoting US-Taiwan relations.
James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes a weekly column, “Terms of Engagement,” for ForeignPolicy.com. He has also worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for many leading publications, focusing on foreign policy and national security. In recent years, he has written from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, the Congo and elsewhere. Of his five books, the most recent are “The Best Intentions” (2006), about the United Nations during the time of Kofi Annan, and “The Freedom Agenda” (2008), about democracy promotion. He is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams. He is also teaches a course on U.S. foreign policy through a New York University program in Abu Dhabi. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and often speaks publicly on foreign policy.
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