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About the Contributors Linton Brooks is an independent consultant on national security issues, a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and an adviser to six of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories. Ambassador Brooks has over five decades of experience in national security, much of it associated with nuclear weapons. He served from July 2002 to January 2007 as Administrator of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, where he was responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons program and for international nuclear nonproliferation programs. His government career also includes service as Deputy Administrator for Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Assistant Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, chief U.S. negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and Director of Defense Programs and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff, as well as a number of assignments for the U.S. Navy and Defense Department as a 30-year career naval officer. Ambassador Brooks holds degrees in physics from Duke University and in government and politics from the University of Maryland and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. Christopher Clary is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C. He was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in India (2009), a country director for South Asian affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2006–9), a research associate at the Naval Postgraduate School (2003–5), and a research assistant at the Henry L. Stimson Center (2001–3). He regularly writes and speaks on South Asian security matters, and his work has appeared in Survival, American Interest, Disarmament Diplomacy, and Disarmament Forum, as well as several edited book volumes. 318 • Strategic Asia 2013–14 Abraham M. Denmark is Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Mr. Denmark has significant experience both inside and outside government. He previously worked as a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and served in the Pentagon as Country Director for China Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Denmark also is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses and serves on the Advisory Council of the Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre. He is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and was named a 21st Century Leader by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Mr. Denmark is widely published, having authored several book chapters and reports on U.S. strategy toward the Asia-Pacific region and the global commons. He has been featured in major media outlets in the United States and Asia, including the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, the Global Times, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and the Washington Quarterly. He holds an MA in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a BA in History with Honors from the University of Northern Colorado, and studied at China’s Foreign Affairs University and Peking University. Richard J. Ellings is President and Co-founder of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Prior to serving with NBR, from 1986 to 1989 he was Assistant Director and on the faculty of the Jackson School of International Studies of the University of Washington, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. He served as Legislative Assistant in the U.S. Senate, office of Senator Slade Gorton, in 1984 and 1985. Dr. Ellings is the author of Embargoes and World Power: Lessons from American Foreign Policy (1985); co-author of Private Property and National Security (1991); co-editor (with Aaron Friedberg) of Strategic Asia 2003–04: Fragility and Crisis (2003), Strategic Asia 2002–03: Asian Aftershocks (2002), and Strategic Asia 2001–02: Power and Purpose (2001); co-editor of Korea’s Future and the Great Powers (with Nicholas Eberstadt, 2001) and Southeast Asian Security in the New Millennium (with Sheldon Simon, 1996); founding editor of the NBR Analysis publication series; and co-chairman of the Asia Policy editorial board. He also established the...


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