Malou Innocent is a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute. Her primary research interests are Middle East and Persian Gulf security issues and U.S. foreign policy toward Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. She has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, BBC News, Fox News Channel, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, CNBC Asia, and Reuters. Innocent has published reviews and articles on national security and international affairs in journals such as Survival, Congressional Quarterly, and Harvard International Review, as well as in publications such as Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Christian Science Monitor, the Armed Forces Journal, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, and more. She earned dual bachelor of arts degrees in mass communications and political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a master of arts degree in international relations from the University of Chicago.