Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.) is the William L. Clayton Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He co-chairs the Hoover Institution’s Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region and its Project on China’s Global Sharp Power. He has visited Taiwan annually since 1995 and was a visiting fellow at Academia Sinica in Taipei during 1997-98. From 2005 to 2012 he led the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) during the Fukushima response.