Bill French is a Research Associate at the National Security Network. His research and analysis spans the full spectrum of national security issues, but focuses on U.S. defense policy and the Asia-Pacific. Before joining NSN, Bill completed research internships at the Center for American Progress and the Center for a New American Security. His writings have been published in Defense News, Huffington Post and China-U.S. Focus. Hailing from Oak Park, Illinois, Bill holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago.