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Robert G. Sutter Faculty Member

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Robert Sutter is Professor of Practice of International Affairs at Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA), George Washington University. A PhD graduate in History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University, Sutter taught full-time at Georgetown University (2001-2011) and part time for thirty years at Georgetown, George Washington, Johns Hopkins Universities, or University of Virginia. He published 22 books including Axis of Authoritarians: Implications of China-Russia Cooperation (2018) The United States and Asia ( 2020), Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War fourth edition (2016) and US-China Relations: Perilous Past, Uncertain Present third edition (2018). In US government service (1968-2001), Sutter served as Senior Specialist and Director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division, Congressional Research Service; National Intelligence Officer for East Asia; China Division Director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research; and professional staff member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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