Abigail Grace is the Research Associate for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS). Her work focuses on U.S. strategic competition with China, Indo-Pacific strategy, Chinese approaches to multilateralism, and Northeast Asia’s regional security architecture.

Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Grace was a member of the National Security Council staff from 2016-2018. There, she contributed to the development of the competitive approach to U.S.-China relations, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, and the international campaign to maximize pressure on North Korea. Her writing has appeared in the Cornell International Affairs Review and the Ohio State Journal for Politics and International Affairs.

Ms. Grace received her B.S.F.S. degree with honors in International Politics and a certificate in Asian Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.