Kori Schake

International Institute for Strategic Studies; USGE Working Group

Kori Schake is deputy director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Previously, Schake was a distinguished research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She has also served as deputy head of policy planning at the U.S. State Department and director for defense strategy and requirements on the National Security Council, along with positions in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Schake has also held the distinguished chair of international security studies at West Point and has served on the faculties of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, and the National Defense University.

She is author of Safe Passage and, along with Secretary Jim Mattis, the editor of Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military.

Featured Work

<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Protest_against_U.S._military_attacks_in_Syria_(33919232325).jpg">Protest against U.S. military attacks on Syria, April 2017</a>. CREDIT: Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons

DEC 5, 2018 Article

Misconnecting with the U.S. Public: Narrative Collapse and U.S. Foreign Policy

For the past year, the U.S. Global Engagement program has focused its attention on the continuing strengths and weaknesses of the narratives that can ...

JUL 5, 2018 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: Trump's "First-Order Questions" & NATO Defense Spending

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at some basic questions Trump is asking about the post-Cold War alliance structures. Referencing a recent panel with ...

L to R: Colin Dueck, Nikolas Gvosdev, Kori Schake. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

JUN 13, 2018 Podcast

Restoring Trust: How Can the American Public Regain its Confidence in its National Security Apparatus?

There is a huge divide in the way Americans assess U.S. foreign policy. Take for example, the June G7 meeting, which ended in a ...

FEB 21, 2018 Podcast

Dangerous Delegation: Military Intervention & the U.S. Public, with Kori Schake

Are Americans too deferential to the armed forces, becoming increasingly willing to "outsource" judgement to the military? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev talks with Dr. Kori ...