Catherine K. Lea
Senior Research Scientist
Catherine Lea directs CNA gaming efforts on Asia-Pacific operations and U.S. installation support. She is an expert on Japanese security policy and U.S. base politics in Japan. Her field work at CNA includes assignments at Amphibious Group Two, U.S. Fleet Forces, and three years in Yokohama, Japan, providing analytical support to U.S. Navy commands.
Lea holds an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
RECENT NEWSMarch 7, 2018
RSIS: "Indo-Pacific Maritime Issues: Connectivity, Balance and Cooperation"February 17, 2017
The Nelson Report highlights Episode 3 of the podcast CNA Talks in the February 17th edition
CNA releases the third episode of CNA Talks, a new podcast on current affairs. CNA’s Dr. Dov Zakheim moderated a discussion on maritime security in Asia with CNA SVP Mark Rosen, Sr. Fellow RADM Michael McDevitt and analyst Catherine Lea
Gaming Sea-based Multinational HA/DR Operations at PACOM Amphibious Leaders Symposium 2016
Assessment of the Navy Strategic Enterprise: Integrating, Coordinating, and Aligning Navy Stakeholders to Develop, Communicate, and Assess Navy Strategy
Japan-U.S. Alliance Management: Natural Disaster Response Cooperation with the U.S. Forces in Japan (U)
Improving U.S.-India HA/DR Coordination in the Indian Ocean (U)
Maritime Security Issues in East Asia: CNA Maritime Asia Project: Workshop Four (U)