China Seminar | 14 November 2002

Current Challenges to US-PRC Relations: Dealing with Iraq and North Korea

Ralph A. Cossa Ralph A. Cossa

President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a non-profit, foreign policy research institute affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Mr. Ralph A. Cossa is a political/military affairs and national security specialist of thirty years standing in formulating, articulating, and implementing U.S. security policy in the Asia-Pacific and Near East-South Asia regions. Mr. Cossa is a founding member of the steering committee of the Multinational Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSAP), a non-governmental organization dealing with regional confidence building and multilateral security dialogue, and serves as Executive Director of CSAP’s U. S. Member Committee. Mr. Cossa is a senior editor of the Pacific Forum’s quarterly electronic journal, Comparative Connections.

Mr. Cossa is a retired USAF colonel and a former security affairs fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has had extensive experience in Asia and the Middle East. He served as Director of Current Intelligence and Special Assistant to the C-I-C of the U. S. Central Command. He also served on the Asia Foundation’s Task Force on America’s role in Asia. He holds a B.A. in international relations from Syracuse University, and M.B.A. in management from Pepperdine University, and an M.S. in strategic studies from the Defense Intelligence College.