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Jacob Stokes

Senior Policy Analyst, USIP

Jacob Stokes is a senior policy analyst in the China program at the United States Institute of Peace. He previously served on the national security staff for Vice President Joe Biden and as a professional staff member for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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