He was formerly the CEO and co-Founder of the Center for a New American Security and concurrently served as the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Washington Quarterly. He is the author or editor of ten books including Difficult Transitions: Why Presidents Fail in Foreign Policy at the Outset of Power and Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security. He received his B.A. from the UC San Diego and his doctorate in international relations from Brasenose College at Oxford University.
Mr Campbell coined the term “Indo-Pacific Operating System” and used it most recently in his January 2021 Foreign Affairs essay co-authored with Rush Doshi, “How America Can Shore Up Asian Order A Strategy for Restoring Balance and Legitimacy”.
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