Derek Grossman

Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corporation

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation focused on a range of national security policy and Indo-Pacific security issues. He closely tracks intensifying U.S.-China competition throughout the region, including Northeast, Southeast, South, and Central Asia as well as Oceania. He has led or participated in numerous RAND studies assessing regional responses to competition, with a particular emphasis on Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pacific Island states, Philippines, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Grossman is widely quoted regionally and globally. Before RAND, he served over a decade in the intelligence community, where he was the daily intelligence briefer to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and to the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs. He also served at the National Security Agency and worked at the CIA on the President’s Daily Brief staff. Grossman is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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