ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

February 19, 2006

Peter Brookes

Senior Fellow for National Security
Director of Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation

to speak
The US - China Relations: Challenges and Outlook
ICAS Winter Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
February 22, 2006 Wednesday 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

United States Senate Dirksen Office Building Room SD 226
Capitol Hill, Washington D C 20510

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Peter Brookes will present "The US - China Relations: Challenges and Outlook" at the ICAS Winter Symposium 2006.

Peter Brookes is Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs and Director of Asian Studies Center of The Heritage Foundation. In that capacity, Peter communicates Heritage's stance on foreign policy and national security affairs through media appearances, interviews, ongoing research and speaking engagements.

Peter is the author of the recently-released book, A Devil's Triangle: Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Rogue States (Rowman & Littlefield).

In February 2006, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, appointed him to a two year term as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which is "responsible for monitoring, investigating and reporting to the Congress on the trade, economic and national security dimensions of the U.S.-China relationship."

In addition, Peter is a regular weekly columnist on foreign policy, defense and trade issues for one of the nation's top ten newspapers the New York Post. He also writes regularly for the Boston Herald, Japan's Daily Yomiuri and Taiwan's China Post. His column appears on Townhall.com and Military.com.

Peter frequently appears on national and international TV and radio, including FOX, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR and BBC, on foreign policy and national security issues. He is also the host of "The Brookes Report," a weekly radio talk show on WMET 1160 in Washington, D.C.

Peter is a frequent public speaker both in the U.S. and overseas, and has participated in State Department public diplomacy speaking programs in Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Japan and Germany.

Before coming to Heritage, Peter served in the Bush administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Office of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, where he was responsible for the development, planning, guidance and oversight of U .S. security and defense policy for 38 countries and 5 bilateral defense alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to joining the Bush administration, Peter worked as a Professional Staff Member with the Republican staff of the Committee on International Relations in the U.S. House of Representatives focusing on East and South Asian affairs. He also served as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations, focusing on global political affairs, arms control, and weapons proliferation. Just prior to his CIA service, Peter worked on international economic issues for the State Department at the United Nations.

Peter has also worked in the private sector for Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), E-systems and TASC on engineering, defense and intelligence projects. While with SAIC he was detailed to the Non-Proliferation Center (NPC) at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where Peter worked on issues related to arms control, treaties, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Peter has a distinguished military background, including active duty in support of military operations in Iraq/Kuwait (Desert Storm); Haiti (Restore Democracy); and Bosnia (Joint Endeavor). He flew reconnaissance missions in East Asia and the Persian Gulf while stationed in Japan covering military matters related to the Soviet Union, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Iran and Iraq. Peter has more than 1300 flight hours in Navy EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft. While serving in Panama, he worked Latin American and Caribbean counter-narcotics and issues related to insurgencies/counter-insurgencies in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

As a Commander in the Naval Reserves, Peter was most recently assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency where he served as an Associated Professor in the Masters-level Postgraduate Intelligence Program at the Joint Military Intelligence College. He has also performed reserve assignments as a staff officer, defense attaché, intelligence analyst and collector, and interpreter/translator with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified and specified commands, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Vice President and in support of the National Security Council.

Peter is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S. Engineering); the Defense Language Institute (Diploma Russian); the Naval War College (Diploma National Security and Strategic Studies); Georgetown University (Certificate Business Administration) and the Johns Hopkins University (M.A. American Government). He was a Cox Fellow to West Germany and is highly proficient in the Russian language.

Peter is a frequent public speaker and has testified before the U.S. Congress. He was a principal drafter of the 2000 GOP foreign policy platform at the Republican convention in Philadelphia and subsequently supported the Bush Department of Defense Transition Team.

His personal awards and decorations include: the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards); the Navy Achievement Medal; several naval and joint unit awards; the Defense Language Institute's Kellogg Award; the Joint Chiefs of Staff service badge; and Naval Aviation Observer (NAO) wings.

Peter previously appeared before the ICAS platforms ( www.icasinc.org/bios/brookes.html).

Other confirmed speakers include Doug Anderson (Counsel, Committee on International Relations and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, US House of Representatives: "Legislation of the North Korea Human Rights Act"), Nicholas Eberstadt (Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research: "The US - ROK Alliance: non sequitur?" <www.icasinc.org/2006/2006b/b060216a.html>), Raphael Perl (Senior Policy Analyst for Terrorism, Narcotics and Crime, Congressional Research Service, US Library of Congress: "Protecting United States Currency: The Case of North Korea" <www.icasinc.org/2006/2006b/b060209a.html>) and Kathryn Weathersby (Senior Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: "North Korea's Foreign Relations: Historical Roots of Present Patterns" <www.icasinc.org/2006/2006b/b060126a.html>).

Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public. Should you wish to attend the ICAS Winter Symposium 2006, you must pre-register On-Line Registration. Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow