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Peter Mattis

Peter Mattis

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Peter Mattis was an International Senior Fellow with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre.

Mr. Mattis is Senior Advisor for Global Democratic Resilience at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). He joined NDI from the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) where he was the Senate-appointed staff director. In addition to his duties with the CECC, he also served as an advisor to Senator Marco Rubio and was a part of the legislative team that passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, and the Tibetan Policy and Support Act.

Mr. Mattis has written and spoken widely about the Chinese Communist Party and PRC politics, foreign policy, internal security, intelligence, and political influence activities. He is the author of Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People’s Liberation Army (2015) and co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (Naval Institute Press, 2019). His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Sydney Morning Herald, The Hill, China Brief, War on the Rocks, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The Diplomat, Texas National Security Review, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and Studies in Intelligence.

Mattis received his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington in Political Science and Asian Studies.