Research Assistant, Executive Team
Gibbs McKinley is a Research Assistant for the Executive Team at CNAS. Her work encompasses U.S. national security, the history of U.S. foreign policy, and global threats to democracy.
McKinley previously worked on the Countering Foreign Authoritarian Influence program in the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute. She also has prior experience working on transatlantic relations, both for the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS and at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. She previously interned with the United States Department of State at Embassy Valletta, Malta.
McKinley earned her MA from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and a first-class honors degree in modern history from the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland.
Recent Publications & News
ReportsA Limited Partnership
By Jim Townsend, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, David Shullman & Gibbs McKinley
CommentarySharper: The Beijing-Moscow Partnership
By Chris Estep, Carisa Nietsche & Gibbs McKinley
CommentaryRussia and China: A Budding Alliance in the Mediterranean?
By Gibbs McKinley