Kristine Lee is an Associate Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where her research focuses on U.S.-China relations, U.S. alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region and managing the North Korean nuclear threat. Lee was a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship and received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature with a language citation in Mandarin Chinese from Harvard College, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Review. She earned her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, focusing on international relations and security studies. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs online, Politico Magazine, War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy, The Hill, USA Today, The National Interest, and various CNAS publications, and she has provided commentary to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, among other news outlets. In June 2019, Lee was named as a 2019-2020 recipient of the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA Award.