Dr. Pollack is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and acting director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College. He is also a research associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Prior to joining the War College faculty he was affiliated with the RAND Corporation. He has taught at Brandeis University, the RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, UCLA, and the Naval War College. He is a specialist on East Asian international politics and security. His latest publication, No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, was published in May 2011. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.