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Nina Hachigian

Senior Fellow

Expertise: National security, U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, Asia geopolitics

Nina Hachigian is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Based in Los Angeles, she is the editor of Debating China: The U.S. – China Relationship in Ten Conversations (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Prior to American Progress, Hachigian was a senior political scientist at RAND Corporation and served as the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy for four years. From 1998 to 1999, Hachigian was on the staff of the National Security Council in the White House.

Hachigian has published numerous reports, book chapters, and journal articles, including essays in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, Democracy, and Survival, as well as op-ed pieces appearing in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the South China Morning Post, among others. Her earlier books, co-authored, were The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and The Information Revolution in Asia (RAND, 2003). She has been a guest on a variety of TV and radio shows. She is on the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, the board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs at Stanford University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hachigian received her B.S. from Yale University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.