Zack Cooper is a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he focuses on Asian security issues. Mr Cooper is also a doctoral candidate in security studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.
Prior to joining CSIS, Mr Cooper worked as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He previously served on the White House staff as assistant to the deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism.
He also worked as a civil servant in the Pentagon, first as a foreign affairs specialist and then as a special assistant to the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy.
Mr Cooper received a BA from Stanford University and an MPA and MA from Princeton University.