Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where her research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. For 2018 she is also a Jeane Kirkpatrick Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Professor Mastro serves in the United States Air Force Reserve assigned to Pacific Air Forces as a Political-Military Affairs Strategist where she earned the Individual Reservist of the Year Award in 2016. Previously, Dr. Mastro was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a University of Virginia Miller Center National Fellow, a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Pacific Forum Sasakawa Peace Fellow and a pre-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. Additionally, she has worked on China policy issues at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, RAND Corporation, U.S. Pacific Command, and Project 2049. She has published widely, including in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Survival, Asian Security, International Studies Review, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University. Her publications and other commentary can be found on Twitter @osmastro and at orianaskylarmastro.com.