Amelia Cheatham holds a Master of International Affairs, focused on International Security Policy, from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, she worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where she conducted research and created multimedia content about Latin America and immigration.
She has also interned at The White House, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Most recently, she conducted research about the potential for cyber escalation at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.
With a background in journalistic and legal investigations, she is interested in China’s presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S.-North Korea and China-North Korea relationships. Her analysis has been published by the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Policy.