Oriana Skylar Mastro

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2010-2011

Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University

Oriana Skylar Mastro is a doctoral candidate in the Politics department at Princeton University, where she focuses on military operations and strategy, war termination, and Northeast Asia, China in particular. She is also an officer in the Air Force Reserve, for which she works as a China Strategist in the Strategic Studies Group at the Pentagon. She is the author of several publications including “Signaling and Military Provocation in Chinese National Security Strategy: A Closer Look at the Impeccable Incident,” published in the Journal of Strategic Studies. She has worked on China policy issues at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, RAND, U.S. Pacific Command, and Project 2049. Highly proficient in Mandarin, Ms. Mastro also worked at a Chinese valve-manufacturing firm in Beijing as a translator and makes frequent appearances on a Chinese-language debate show. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and an M.A. in Politics from Princeton University.

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