Kevin Pollpeter

Kevin Pollpeter is a research scientist in the China Studies Division at CNA in Washington, DC. He is an internationally recognized expert on China's space program and is widely published on Chinese national security issues, focusing on Chinese military modernization, China's defense industry, and Chinese views on information warfare. Previously, he was a senior research analyst at Defense Group, Inc. (DGI). From 2013 to 2015, Pollpeter was deputy director of IGCC’s project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China. Prior to working at IGCC, Pollpeter was the deputy director of the East Asia program at DGI, where he managed a group of more than 20 China analysts. Before DGI, he was a researcher at RAND. He is widely published on China national security issues, with a focus on China’s space program and information warfare issues. A Chinese linguist, he holds an MA in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

China, military, defense technology, artificial intelligence, drones, space

Deputy Director, SITC, 2013–15

Co-investigator, China’s Civilian and Military Space Programs, 201415