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Naomi Slusser

Naomi Slusser (USA) is a New York City native, and is assigned as a Political Science Instructor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. She holds a B.S. in English from the United States Naval Academy, and an MBA from the University of California – Los Angeles. As a career Naval Officer, she has completed multiple deployments throughout the maritime Middle East and Indo- Pacific. She is currently a Regional Security Studies Fellow with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and is completing a master’s in Asian International Affairs at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. Her research interests include U.S.-China competition in the Indo-Pacific and China’s economic diplomacy in maritime Southeast Asia.