Peter Lavoy

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Peter is
a Partner at Monitor 360.  He leads
the U.S. government business and the Washington office.  A recognized thought leader in national
security strategy, Asian politics and security, and government transformation,
Peter helps clients solve their most complex analytic, strategic and
organizational challenges.

Peter has over twenty years of U.S.
government experience.  Prior to joining
Monitor 360 in January 2014, he was Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Asian and Pacific Security Affairs.  Previously
he served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as Deputy
Director of National Intelligence for Analysis, Chairman of the National
Intelligence Council and National Intelligence Officer for South Asia. Earlier,
Peter founded and directed the Center for Contemporary Conflict and taught in
the National Security Affairs Department of the Naval Postgraduate School in
Monterey. Peter received the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service
Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service (twice)
and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

In addition to his many classified
publications, Peter has edited several books and written numerous journal
articles and book chapters on Asian security and weapons proliferation.  His edited books are Over the Horizon
Proliferation Threats
(Stanford University Press, 2012), Asymmetric
Warfare in South Asia
: The Causes and Consequences of the Kargil
(Cambridge University Press, 2009), Terrorism, War, or
Disease?: Unraveling the Use of Biological Weapons
(Stanford University
Press, 2008), Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in the Next Decade
(Routledge, 2008), and Planning the Unthinkable: How New Powers Will Use
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons
(Cornell University Press, 2000).

Peter received an M.A. and Ph.D. in
Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in
Government from Oberlin College.  He has
traveled extensively throughout the world and speaks Hindi, Urdu and French.  He is an avid gardener, basketball player and

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