Dr. Zack Cooper is a Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. He is also a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies U.S. defense strategy and alliances in Asia. In addition, he serves as co-director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and as a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, an associate at Armitage International, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Dr. Cooper served in the Pentagon and White House, first as special assistant to the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and then as assistant to the deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism at the National Security Council. He has also been the senior fellow for Asian security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Dr. Cooper received his Ph.D., M.A., and M.P.A. from Princeton University and B.A. from Stanford University.