Corey Pfluke joined the American Foreign Policy Council as a Junior Fellow in January 2021. Corey specializes in arms control and proliferation, China international relations, national security strategy and policy, missile defense, as well as biological warfare and terrorism. She is currently a Strategic Arms Control Subject Matter Expert with Lockheed Martin, an international defense contractor. Previously, Corey served as the Van Cleave Fellow for the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) in Alexandria, Virginia, where she conducted research and provided written analysis on issues of U.S. missile defense, allied missile defense, and Russian and Chinese offensive nuclear programs.
Corey graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Modern Language Mandarin Chinese, a B.A. in Global Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies. She is currently working toward a doctorate in Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University. She has been published in Comparative Strategy and the Wild Blue Yonder Digital Journal.