Nina Hachigian is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Based in Los Angeles, she is the co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise, from Simon & Schuster. Earlier, Hachigian was a Senior Political Scientist at RAND Corporation and, for four years, the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy. From 1998 to 1999, Hachigian was on the staff of the National Security Council, serving as special assistant to Jim Steinberg, the Deputy National Security Advisor, and National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger.

Hachigian has published numerous reports, book chapters, and journal articles, including essays in Foreign Affairs and The Washington Quarterly as well as op-ed pieces appearing in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the South China Morning Post, among others. She has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, the Tavis Smiley show, CNN, NPR, BBC America and Fox news. Her earlier book, with Lily Wu, was The Information Revolution in Asia. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Affairs at Stanford Univeristy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Hachigian received her B.S. from Yale University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.