Jesse Marks is currently a McCain Strategic Defense Fellow at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy – Middle East. His academic research focuses on China’s foreign policy approach to human protection, humanitarianism, peacebuilding, and conflict in the Middle East. He spent five years in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as a Boren Scholar, Fulbright Fellow at the Jordan Center for Strategic Studies, Scoville Fellow at the DC-based Stimson Center, and a Schwarzman Scholar in China. His writing has been published with Washington Post, Carnegie Middle East, Foreign Affairs, Atlantic Council, and more. He holds an MMS in global affairs from Tsinghua University, Beijing and an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge. 

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