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.  He is also an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, a Senior Fellow at the Kissinger Center at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.  His next book, The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America’s Role in the World, will be published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.

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

Image credit: Lynne Edelstein

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