Ryan Bercaw is a contributor for Young Voices. He served five years in the United State Marine Corps as an intelligence analyst. After leaving active service, he worked as a defense contractor before attending college. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with an East Asian regional concentration in 2022. Ryan has also interned at the Cato Institute’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Department. His published works have appeared in the Marine Corps Gazette, International Policy Digest, and the Learn Liberty Blog. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and retains an interest in East Asian security challenges.