Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Senior Fellow for National Security
Director of Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation
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
Hill, Washington D C 20510
We are pleased to share with you that Peter Brookes
will present "The US - China Relations: Challenges and Outlook" at the ICAS Winter
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
appeared before the ICAS platforms ( www.icasinc.org/bios/brookes.html).
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>).
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
Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President