Stephen J. Yates Stephen J. Yates,
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Stephen Yates is an analyst, commentator, and advisor on US politics, policy, and international affairs. With experience at senior levels of the White House, international business and public policy institutions, he has been involved with foreign policy and cross-border corporate transactions in Asia, the Middle East and other geographies.

Since 2006, he has been senior advisor to presidential campaigns, a frequent media commentator, and CEO of DC International Advisory. The analytical and advisory practice assesses political risk and opportunity and provides situational awareness of developments in Washington and select foreign capitals.

Before opening DC International Advisory, Mr. Yates served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs from 2001 through 2005. During his tenure in government, he was deeply involved in the development and execution of U.S foreign policy priorities. Mr. Yates provided direct support to the Vice President and his national security advisor for White House deliberations.

In August 2014 Mr. Yates was elected chairman of the Idaho Republican Party, continuing his long commitment to politics, policy, and the party. Mr. Yates was senior campaign advisor and director of national security staff for Newt 2012, served as senior Asia advisor for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee during the 2008 campaign, and advised the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign's Asia team.

Mr. Yates is currently a distinguished fellow with The Hamilton Foundation, which aims to redefine the center of public policy debate. He is a regular contributor to The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative on KFTK 97.1 FM, Idaho's Morning News with Tim Lewis on NewsTalk 97.7 FM/1260AM, and is a regular foreign policy commentator on the Fox News Channel. Other networks carrying Yates' commentary and analysis include Real News from The Blaze, Newsnight at BBC News, CNBC Asia, ABC Four Corners, The John Batchelor Show, America's Morning News, and The Daily Caller.

Mr. Yates previously served as Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation and an analyst at the National Security Agency. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he received a Master's degree in China Studies from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He resides in Idaho Falls and frequents Salt Lake City, Washington, New York and key international capitals for business.