Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program}
Kristine Lee is an Associate Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she focuses on U.S. alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S.-China relations, and managing the North Korea threat.
Ms. Lee was a recipient of the Fulbright fellowship and received her A.B. from Harvard College, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Review. She earned her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, focusing on international relations and security studies. She has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, among other outlets, and her writing and analysis has appeared in Foreign Affairs, War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy online, The Hill, USA Today, The National Interest, The Diplomat, and various CNAS publications.
In June 2019, Ms. Lee was named as a 2019-2020 recipient of the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA Award.
Recent Publications & News
VideoCNAS: Bold Ideas for National Security
By Susanna V. Blume, Kara Frederick, Kayla M. Williams, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Richard Fontaine, Kristine Lee, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Ely Ratner, Paul Scharre, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Carrie Cordero
By Kristine Lee, Daniel Kliman & Joshua Fitt
CommentaryWhy policymakers and universities need to collaborate for democracy
By Kristine Lee & Joshua Fitt
In The NewsDonald Trump is threatening South Korea, but US military commitments to long-time allies are considered safe
By Kristine Lee
In The NewsWarnings, recriminations and a missile launch: how the US-North Korea nuclear talks died
By Kristine Lee
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