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Mira Rapp-Hooper is a senior research scholar in law at Yale Law School, and a senior fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center. She is also a nonresident senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Rapp-Hooper studies and writes on U.S.-China relations, security and strategy in Asia, alliances, and deterrence. She was formerly a senior fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a fellow with the CSIS Asia Program, and the director of the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Rapp-Hooper’s academic writings have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, Security Studies, and Survival. Her policy writings appear in The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, and The Washington Quarterly, and her analysis has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, and on NPR, MSNBC, and the BBC. Rapp-Hooper was the Asia policy coordinator for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. She is a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission and a senior editor at War on the Rocks. She holds a bachelors in history from Stanford University and an masters, Master of Philosophy, and doctorate in political science from Columbia University. She is currently completing a Harvard University Press book entitled, “Shield of the Republic: The History and Hereafter of America’s Alliances” (2019).

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a senior research scholar in law at Yale Law School, and a senior fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center. She is also a nonresident senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Rapp-Hooper studies and writes on U.S.-China relations, security and strategy in Asia, alliances, and deterrence. She was formerly a senior fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a fellow with the CSIS Asia Program, and the director of the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Rapp-Hooper’s academic writings have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, Security Studies, and Survival. Her policy writings appear in The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, and The Washington Quarterly, and her analysis has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, and on NPR, MSNBC, and the BBC. Rapp-Hooper was the Asia policy coordinator for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. She is a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission and a senior editor at War on the Rocks. She holds a bachelors in history from Stanford University and an masters, Master of Philosophy, and doctorate in political science from Columbia University. She is currently completing a Harvard University Press book entitled, “Shield of the Republic: The History and Hereafter of America’s Alliances” (2019).

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