Ryan Lucas is a Research Assistant with the Defense Strategy and Planning Program at the Stimson Center. His research focuses on the use of the armed forces in Chinese foreign policy. Before joining the Stimson Center, he worked as a consultant at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) and as an intern at the Department of State. He holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in International and East Asian Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Chinese-American Studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.