Derek Chollet

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Visiting Fellow

Derek Chollet is Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.  He served in senior positions during the Obama administration at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.  His book, The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America’s Role in the World, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. Before returning to government service as Counselor of the U.S. State Department, he was Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Expertise: Defense, Diplomacy, Europe, Middle East, Russia

Image credit: Lynne Edelstein

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