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. He returned to Brookings after serving in the Obama administration as senior director for East Asian affairs on the National Security Council from January 2009 to April 2011. Prior to his appointment to the Obama administration, Bader was the first director of the John L. Thornton China Center and senior fellow of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He brings to Brookings profound expertise in U.S. foreign policy and Asian security after three decades of experience in the Department of State, National Security Council and office of the United States Trade Representative. 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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