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Ely Ratner Named Deputy Natl Security Adviser to Joe Biden; Michele Flournoy Comments

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Ely Ratner
Ely Ratner

Ely Ratner, a senior fellow and director of the Asia security program at the Center for a New American Security, has received appointment as deputy national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

Ratner will work alongside Biden’s national security adviser Colin Kahl, who is also a former fellow and program director at CNAS, the think tank said Monday.

“We are pleased that the administration has called on such a talented, innovative and capable security policy professional as Ely,” said CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy.

Before joining CNAS in 2012, Ratner previously served as lead political officer on China’s relations in Asia for the State Department, associate political scientist at RAND Corp. and professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He has a Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of California in Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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