Kate Bateman

CFR International Affairs Fellow

Kate Bateman is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.  Her research focuses on how the United States advances anticorruption, rule of law, and governance priorities, particularly in countries where the United States has strong security interests.  With significant experience working in conflict and post-conflict areas of South Asia, Kate has a special interest in civil-military cooperation, and efforts to reform U.S. security sector assistance.  Before coming to CNAS, she wrote a report for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, identifying lessons learned from the U.S. experience with corruption in Afghanistan.  Kate has served in both policy and intelligence roles at the State Department's headquarters in Washington, and at embassies in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.  She also worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and was a Boren Fellow in India studying Sunni-Shia relations.  Kate began her career as a legislative aide covering foreign affairs and veterans' issues for U.S. Representative Tom Allen from Maine.

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