Katherine Yusko is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where she supports research and analysis of US relations in East Asia, transatlantic-Pacific alliance building, and nuclear/conflict deterrence strategies. Her most recent research focused on identifying areas for US-Papua New Guinea cooperation on climate security challenges.

Yusko earned her BA in culture and conflict from New York University with a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs, with a concentration in international security policy and a specialization in international conflict resolution, from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.