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Jacob Stokes

Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Jacob Stokes is a Fellow in the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He previously served as an advisor in the White House and the U.S. Congress.

When and Why China Might—or Might Not—Attack Taiwan

U.S. policymakers can only guess at what’s driving Beijing, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing they can do about it.


China’s Credibility Problem

Beijing’s string of violated agreements is starting to weigh heavily on U.S.-China relations.


Four Reasons Why Talking to North Korea Would Be Smart Strategy

Trump is right to try and negotiate — if his administration does it the right way.


Overcoming the Gulf in the Gulf

America’s Gulf partners should reconsider their forceful protests of U.S. Middle East policy. By Colin H. Kahl and Jacob Stokes