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Steve Yates’ career has placed him at the intersection of government, policy and media, and gives him unparalleled insight in politics, policy and international affairs. Steve’s unique perspective on topics ranging from presidential decision-making and leadership to international affairs and strategic communication helps audiences understand how pieces of the political landscape fit together. Steve is a frequent commentator on Fox News, Fox Business HNL, and Taiwan’s FTV. He has spoken to groups ranging from local and national political organizations to global Chambers of Commerce. Click below for more information or to contact Steve.


Steve Yates has had a distinguished career navigating policy decision-making process across politics and government, and shares insight from that career with audiences around the world. He has an unmatched range of experience with grassroots, state-wide, national and international political operations, as well as geopolitical risk and government policy.

Steve is currently the CEO of DC International Advisory, analyzing strategic risk and public policy in key regions world wide. He has also served as a senior advisor to presidential campaigns and as Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party. During his time at the Republican Party, Steve was an active member of the Republican National Committee, serving as co-chair of the 2016 Republican Platform Subcommittee on National Security.

Previously, Steve served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs from 2001 to 2005. During his tenure in government, he was deeply involved in the development and execution of U.S. foreign policy priorities. Steve provided direct support to the Vice President and his national security advisor for White House deliberations.

Steve began his career as an analyst at the National Security Agency before serving as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation. He received a Master’s degree in China Studies from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and is fluent in Mandarin. Recognizing the importance of education, Steve serves as a Professor of the Practice at Boise State University.

He is also a frequent commentator on Fox News, Fox Business, HNL and Taiwan’s FTV. Other networks carrying Steve’s commentary and analysis include the Dana Loesch Radio Show, the John Batchelor Show, Newsmax, ITV, BBC News, CNBC Asia, America’s Morning News and The Daily Caller. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Formosan Association of Public Affairs.

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