Peter Mattis is currently a Fellow with The Jamestown Foundation. Formerly, he was a visiting scholar at National Cheng-chi University's Institute of International Relations in Taipei and editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. Mattis received his M.A. in Security Studies from the Georgetown University?s School of Foreign Service and earned his B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. He previously studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, taking Chinese language courses and auditing courses on Chinese history and security policy. He previously worked as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research in its Strategic Asia and Northeast Asian Studies programs, providing research assistance and editing support. Most recently, Mattis worked as an international affairs analyst for the U.S. Government. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and possesses elementary German language skills. He is the author of Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People's Liberation Army (2015).

Last Updated: June 12, 2017

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