Parker Novak is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub as well as the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, housed in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He specializes in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Indo-Pacific geopolitics, and US foreign policy. He also serves as the deputy government relations director for the US Global Leadership Coalition, a bipartisan advocacy group that works across the country to make development and diplomacy programs a keystone of US foreign policy.

Novak has lived in six countries and worked on 18. His analysis and writing have been featured by several media outlets, including ABC Australia, the Australian Financial Review, BBC World News, CNN, The Diplomat, The Guardian, the Interpreter, Jakarta Post, Nikkei Asia, Sydney Morning Herald, and more. He is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He previously served in various roles at the International Republican Institute, including as their Indonesia and Timor-Leste director. He started his career as an aide to then-U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and working on political and public affairs campaigns in the United States and Australia.

He holds a master’s degree in political management and global politics from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University. He resides in Washington, DC.