Kori Schake is a fellow at the Hoover Institution, where she is writing a book about the American experience as a rising power from 1840-1921. She has worked in the Pentagon's Joint Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the State Department's office of policy planning. During the 2008 presidential election, she was a senior policy advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign She previously held the distinguished chair in international security studies at the U.S. Military Academy, and taught in the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs. She blogs for Shadow Government at Foreign Policy. Her most recent book is State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department (2012).