Jeffrey A. Bader

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John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center

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Jeffrey Bader is the John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy at the Brookings Institution. From 2009 to 2011, Bader was the special assistant to the president of the United States for national security affairs at the National Security Council. In that capacity, he was the principal advisor to President Obama on Asia. Bader served from 2005 to 2009 as the director of the China Initiative and, subsequently, as the first director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings. His latest book, Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asia Strategy, was published by Brookings Press in March 2012. | View Full Bio

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