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New York Times Quotes Senior Fellow Willy Lam

April 15, 2014

Jamestown Senior Fellow Willy Lam was quoted in an article in the New York Times, headlined "China’s Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping"

 

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BBC News Interviwed Jamestown Senior Fellow Roger McDermott

April 14, 2014

On April 14, Jemestown Senior Fellow Roger McDermott was interviewed by BBC News regarding the possibility of a Crimea scenario being repeated in Eastern Ukraine.

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China Brief

China Brief is a primary source of timely information and cutting-edge analysis for policy-makers, intelligence and military personnel, academics, journalists, and business leaders. It is published under the direction of Dr. Arthur Waldron at the University of Pennsylvania and is edited by David Cohen. In addition to its audience in the United States, China Brief is widely-read in East Asia, where articles are regularly translated and reprinted in leading newspapers, journals, and websites. Through the use of indigenous sources and detailed and objective analysis, China Brief keeps U.S. public and private sector decision-makers alike informed of developments and trends in China. Writers include Senior Fellow Willy Wo-Lap Lam, Drew Thompson, Wenran Jiang, and other experts, many of whom are based in Asia.

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About the China Brief Analysts

Chris Alden

Chris Alden, Ph.D., is the Director of the China in Africa Project at SAIIA and author of the book, China in Africa (Zed 2007).

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth W. Allen is a Senior China Analyst at Defense Group Inc. (DGI). He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, whose extensive service abroad includes a tour in China as the Assistant Air Attaché. He has written numerous articles on Chinese military affairs. A Chinese linguist, he holds an M.A. in international relations from Boston University.

Jana Allen

Jana Allen is a Research Analyst at DGI, and also serves as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She has advanced Chinese language skills and an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Alex An

Alex An is a retired Colonel in the ROC (Taiwan) Army

David An

David An is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at George Washington University and a former Fulbright Scholar.

Martin Andrew

Martin Andrew retired from the Australian Defense Force after 28 years of service and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Bond University. His book, ‘How the PLA Fights: Weapons and Tactics of the People’s Liberation Army’ was recently published by the U.S Army. He is the editor of the ‘GI Zhou Newsletter’, which is used by customers in the United States Department of Defense and elsewhere.

Tariq Mahmud Ashraf

Tariq Mahmud Ashraf is a retired Air Commodore from the Pakistan Air Force. A freelance analyst on South Asian defense and nuclearization issues, he has authored one book and published over 70 papers and articles in journals of repute.

Leah  Averitt

Leah Averitt is a Research Fellow in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College. She is a core member of the China Maritime Studies Institute. In addition to her research, she spends considerable time assisting faculty and student with the Chinese-language library of books, periodicals, and online materials.

Eva Baguma

Eva Baguma is an Atlas Corps Fellow from Uganda, who is currently a Development and Operations Associate at Ashoka. She previously served as the Program Officer of Fundraising and Resource Mobilization at the Uganda Society for Disabled Children and has five years of experience in the development field.

Chietigj Bajpaee

Chietigj Bajpaee is a Ph.D. Candidate at King’s College – London and he previously was a senior Asia analyst at Control Risks, a London-based risk consultancy. Prior to working at Control Risks, Mr. Bajpaee worked at IHS Global Insight, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

David Bandurski

David Bandurski is the editor of the China Media Project website and a frequent commentator on Chinese media. He is an award-winning journalist whose writings have appeared in the Far Eastern Economic Review, Wall Street Journal, Index on Censorship, South China Morning Post and other publications.

Migeddorj Batchimeg

Migeddorj Batchimeg is a senior researcher at the Institute for Strategic Studies of Mongolia. She now serves as the National Security Advisor to the President of Mongolia.

Richard A. Bitzinger

Richard A. Bitzinger is Senior Fellow with the Military Transformations Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Formerly with the RAND Corp. and the Defence Budget Project, he has been writing on Asian aerospace and defence issues for more than 20 years.

Sergei Blagov

Prior to working as Moscow-based independent researcher and journalist, Dr. Sergei Blagov was a newswire reporter. He spent nearly seven years reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam, between 1983 and 1997.

Stephen Blank

Dr. Stephen Blank is a Senior Fellow and resident Russia expert at the American Foreign Policy Council. Previously, he worked as a professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. The views expressed here do not represent those of the U.S. Army, Defense Department or the U.S. Government.

Dennis J. Blasko

Dennis J. Blasko, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is a former U.S. army attaché to Beijing and Hong Kong and author of The Chinese Army Today (Routledge, 2006).

Dan Blumenthal

Dan Blumenthal is a resident fellow in Asian studies at the American Enterprise Institute and vice chairman of the U.S.-China Security and Economic Review Commission. Previously, he was senior director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Pieter Bottelier

Pieter Bottelier is a senior adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to this, he served at the World Bank from 1970-1998 and was the Chief of the World Bank’s Resident Mission in Beijing from 1993-1997.

Anne-Marie Brady

Anne-Marie Brady is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She is the Editor of The Polar Journal and, most recently, the author of China’s Thought Management (2011) and Marketing Dictatorship: Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China (2009).

Matthew Brazil

Matthew Brazil is an independent China consultant who has served in the U.S. military, as a Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Beijing, and as an industrial security investigator in Asia.

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is the Director of the China Studies Centre and Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Hu Jintao: China’s Silent Ruler (2012).

Jean-pierre Cabestan

Jean-Pierre Cabestan is a Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research.

John Calabrese

Dr. John Calabrese teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at American University and serves as book review editor of The Middle East Journal. He is the author of China's Changing Relations with the Middle East (1990) and numerous articles, including "Dragon by the Tail: China's Energy Quandary."

Alicia J. Campi

Dr. Alicia Campi has a Ph.D. in Mongolian Studies, was involved in the preliminary negotiations to establish bilateral relations in the 1980s, and served as a diplomat in Ulaanbaatar. She has a Mongolian consultancy company (U.S.-Mongolia Advisory Group), and writes and speaks extensively on Mongolian issues.

Leah Caprice

Leah (Kimmerly) Caprice is a Research Analyst at Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.

Joseph  Carrigan

Joseph Carrigan, a commander in the U.S. Navy, graduated with highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College in June. He will assume command of USS Russell (DDG 59), an Aegis destroyer home-ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in April 2011. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Navy or the Department of Defense.

Eve Cary

Eve Cary graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Masters in Asian Studies, with a focus on China. Her research focuses on Chinese domestic politics, overheating and real estate issues, and central-local relations.

Alfred Chan

Alfred L. Chan is an associate professor of political science at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Gordon G. Chang

Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World. Follow him on Twitter @GordonGChang.

Parris  Chang

Parris H. Chang, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University and President of Taiwan Institute for Political Economic and Strategic Studies. His former positions include Deputy Secretary-general of Taiwan’s National Security Council and chairman of National Defense Committee and Foreign Relation Committee of Legislative Yuan (Taiwan’s Parliament).

Brian Chao

Brian C. Chao is Research Associate for East Asia in DGI and Researcher at the Asia-Pacific Desk for Wikistrat. Mr. Chao took his A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College, during which he served an internship with APSA/East Asia in OSD Policy. Mr. Chao is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the U.S. Naval Institute, and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

Michael S. Chase

Michael S. Chase is an Associate Research Professor and Director of the Mahan Research Group at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy, or Department of Defense.

Zhenzhen Chen

Zhenzhen Chen is a researcher with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Study.

York W. Chen

York W. Chen, Ph.D., received his graduate degree from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He was one of the Senior Advisors of Taiwan’s National Security Council from 2006-2008. He now teaches at Tamkang University, Taiwan.

David Chen

David D. Chen is an analyst at CENTRA Technology, Inc., a consulting firm. The views expressed here are his own. He also serves on the editorial board of the internationally peer-reviewed journal Space Policy and as a manuscript reviewer for China Security. Mr. Chen holds a Masters from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelors from Pomona College. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has studied at Nanjing University, China, and in Taipei, Taiwan.

Yinghong  Cheng

Yinghong Cheng, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of history at Delaware State University. Cheng has studied at the Chinese Academy of Social Science and received an M.A. in 1988, and a Ph.D. from Northeastern University in 2001.

Tai Ming Cheung

Tai Ming Cheung is a research fellow at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego.

Yee Wah Chin

Yee Wah Chin is Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC. Ms. Chin served on the ABA task forces that drafted the 2003 and 2005 ABA Comments on the proposed Anti-Monopoly Law of the People's Republic of China. She is a member of the OECD Advisory Group on China Investment Policies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce China Industrial Policy Steering Committee.

Frank Ching

Mr. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong based journalist and commentator.

Shulong Chu

Chu Shulong, Ph.D., is currently a professor in political science and international relations at the School of Public Policy and Management, and deputy director, Institute of Strategic Studies of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He was a professor of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Party School, and a senior fellow at China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) from 1994 till recently. He is also a council member of Chinese Association for American Studies, CSCAP (Council on Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific) China National Committee, and Association of Sino-US Relations Studies, member of Chinese Society for Pacific Studies and Chinese Association for Taiwanese Studies.

Andrew Chubb

Morgan Clemens

Morgan Clemens is a Research Associate at DGI, where his work focuses on the Chinese armed forces and defense industry. He has studied in China and holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in History and Government from the College of William and Mary.

Bernard D. Cole

Dr. Bernard D. Cole is Professor of International History at the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he concentrates on Pacific strategy, Sino-American relations, and the Chinese military. He is spending the 2004-2005 academic year as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University.

J. Michael Cole

J. Michael Cole is a Taipei-based Senior Non-Resident Fellow with the China Policy Institute at University of Nottingham, and an Associate Researcher at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC). He recently joined the Thinking Taiwan Foundation as a Senior Staff Member.

Gabe  Collins

Gabe Collins is the co-founder of China SignPost™ (www.chinasignpost.com), a website that provides original research and policy advice to policymakers, the business community, and other constituencies interested in China.

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is an Asia Research Analyst at Freedom House and co-editor of the English translation of Gao Zhisheng’s memoir, A China More Just.

Terry Cooke

Merritt T. (‘Terry’) Cooke, Ph.D., is the principal of www.terrycooke.com, a professional speaking and corporate seminar/scenario enterprise. He is also Founder and Chairman of GC3 Strategy, an international market development consultancy targeting ‘green energy/technology’ opportunities in Greater China. Terry’s full bio is available at www.terrycooke.com/bio.aspx and publications at www.terrycooke.com/weblinks.aspx. Terry has served as Director for Asian Corporate Partnership at the World Economic Forum (‘Davos’) and is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Commercial Service.

Johanna Cox

Johanna Cox is a Research Associate at the Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.

John C. K. Daly

Dr. John C. K. Daly is a Eurasian foreign affairs and defense policy expert for The Jamestown Foundation and a non-resident fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute in Washington DC.

Elizabeth Van Wie Davis

Elizaabeth Van Wie Davis is a Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) with a focus on Chinese domestic, foreign, and defense policies. She has books on Islam, Oil & Geopolitics: Central Asia Since September 11 (2007), Chinese Perspectives on Sino-American Relations (2000) and China and the Law of the Sea Convention (1995) and her articles appear in journals around the world. The views in this article are personal opinions of the author, and are not official positions of the U.S. Government, U.S. Pacific Command or APCSS.

Mauro De Lorenzo

Mauro De Lorenzo is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He conducted research in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and DR Congo for a number of years between 1998 and 2004, and revisited Kigali and Bujumbura in February 2007. He recently attended the second Africa-China-U.S. Trilateral Dialogue in Beijing, a joint effort of the Brenthurst Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Han Dongfang

Han Dongfang is the founder and director of China Labour Bulletin, a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong that seeks to promote workers rights in mainland China

Benjamin Dooley

Benjamin Dooley is an intern at CSIS.

John Dotson

John Dotson is the Research Coordinator on the staff of the Congressionally-chartered U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is as also an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and in this capacity serves as a faculty member of the National Intelligence University. The analysis and views expressed in this article are entirely his own and are not intended to represent those of any federal agency.

June Teufel Dreyer

June Teufel Dreyer is a professor of political science at the University of Miami and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. She also has served as Chief Far East Specialist for the Library of Congress and as Asia Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations. Dr. Dreyer was a commissioner on the U.S.-China Security and Economic Review Commission from 2001 to 2006.

Jessica Drun

Jessica Drun is a Masters candidate in Asian Studies at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She previously interned with the Freeman Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Joshua Eisenman

Joshua Eisenman is the co-editor of “China and the Developing World: Beijing’s Strategy for the 21st Century,” and author of the book’s chapter on China's strategy towards Africa (M.E. Sharpe 2006).

Evan Ellis

Dr. Evan Ellis is an analyst of Latin American economic, political and security issues, with a research focus on Latin America’s relationships with China and other actors beyond the region, including India, Russia and Iran. He is Associate Professor with the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. Dr. Ellis has published 75 works, including the 2009 book China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores and the 2013 book The Strategic Dimension of Chinese Engagement with Latin America, as well as articles in national security, finance, and technical journals. His new book, Chinese Companies On the Ground in Latin Americais anticipated for publication through Palgrave Macmillan in late 2014. Dr. Ellis holds a PhD in political science with a specialization in comparative politics.

Jeffrey  Engstrom

Jeffrey Engstrom is with the Arlington, Va., office of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

Andrew S. Erickson

Andrew S. Erickson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College and a founding member of the department’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI). He is a Fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, an Associate in Research at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and a Fellow in the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program. Erickson is coeditor of, and a contributor to, the Naval Institute Press book series, “Studies in Chinese Maritime Development,” comprising China, the U.S., and 21st Century Sea Power (forthcoming 2010), China Goes to Sea (2009), China’s Energy Strategy (2008), and China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force (2007). He can be reached through www.andrewerickson.com. The views represented in these articles are his alone, and do not reflect the policies or estimates of the U.S. Navy or any other organization of the U.S. government.

Daniel  Erikson

Daniel P. Erikson is Senior Associate for U.S. policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, where he manages a program on China-Latin American relations.

Theresa Fallon

Theresa Fallon is a Senior Associate with the European Institute of Asian Studies and is based in Brussels.

Li Fan

Li Fan is a Research Fellow at the World and China Institute, a private think tank, in Beijing.

Jonathan Fenby

Jonathan Fenby is a co-founder of Trusted Sources and Managing Director of its China Team. Mr. Fenby previously was editor of the South China Morning Post, The Observer, and Reuters World Service as well as a senior correspondent for the Economist. An updated version of his most recent China-related book, Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today will be published in the United States by Overlook Press in October.

Zhu Feng

Zhu Feng is currently the visiting fellow at the Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Professor Zhu is the director of the International Security Program at the School of International Relations at Peking University.

Matt Ferchen

Matt Ferchen is a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World program. He is also an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University, where he teaches courses on international and Chinese political economy as well as on China-Latin America relations.

Joseph Ferguson

Joseph Ferguson is a consultant for LMI in McLean, VA and an affiliate professor of international relations at the University of Washington.

Richard D. Fisher, Jr.

Richard D. Fisher, Jr. was a senior fellow with the Jamestown Foundation and was the managing editor of China Brief.

Duncan Freeman

Duncan Freeman is a writer and consultant based in Brussels specializing in EU-China relations.

Cristina Garafola

Cristina Garafola is an M.A. candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and holds a certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Cristina has previously interned at the Department of State and most recently with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She speaks Chinese, German, and is currently learning Burmese.

John Garver

John Garver is Professor of International Relations at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bates Gill

Dr. Bates Gill holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, Dr. Gill focuses primarily on China's domestic transformation, China's regional diplomacy, and US-China relations.

Bruce Gilley

Bruce Gilley (Ph.D. 2008, Princeton University) is an Associate Professor of Political Science. His research centers on democracy, legitimacy, and global politics, and he is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia. He is the author of four university-press books, including The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy (2009) and China's Democratic Future (2004) in addition to Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and China's New Elite (1998).

Bonnie S. Glaser

Bonnie S. Glaser is a Senior Fellow in the Freeman Chair for China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Steven Glinert

Steven Glinert is a China analyst at DGI. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in International Relations in 2010 and has written papers for the Minerva Project.

Paul H.b. Godwin

Dr. Paul H.B. Godwin retired as professor of international affairs at the National War College in the summer of 1998, where his teaching and research concentrated on Chinese defense and security policy. Professor Godwin is currently a consultant and serves as a non-resident scholar in the Atlantic Council's Asia-Pacific Program. His most recent publication is "China's Defense Establishment: The Hard Lessons of Incomplete Modernization" in Laurie Burkitt, Andrew Scobell and Larry Wortzel (eds.).

Justin Goldman

Justin Goldman is a 2013 United States-Indonesia Society Summer Studies Fellow at Gadjah Mada University and a Non-Resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow with Pacific Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Lyle  Goldstein

Lyle Goldstein is an Associate Professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. His most recent co-edited book is Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2011).

Stephen Green

Stephen Green is Head of the Asia Program at Chatham House, London.

Christopher Griffin

Christopher Griffin is a research fellow in Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He can be reached at cgriffin@aei.org.

Pan Guang

Pan Guang is the Director and Professor of Shanghai Center for International Studies and Institute of Eurasian Studies at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Studies Center in Shanghai, Dean of Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai (CJSS) and Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of Middle East Studies.

Kristen Gunness

Kristen Gunness is a China advisor for the Department of the Navy. She has extensive experience studying, living, and working in China, and has written extensively on Chinese security, foreign, and economic affairs

Eric Hagt

Eric Hagt is the Director of the China Program at the Center for Defense Information.

Keith Hand

Keith Hand is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to joining the UC Hastings faculty, he served as Beijing Director and Senior Fellow at the Yale Law School China Law Center and as Senior Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He is the author of "Resolving Constitutional Disputes in Contemporary China" (University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, 2012).

Brian Harding

Brian Harding is a research associate in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was a Fulbright fellow in Indonesia in 2006-2007

Paul Hare

Ambassador Paul Hare is the executive director of the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia from 1985 to 1988 and as the U.S. Special Representative for the Angolan Peace Process from 1993-1998. From 1988-1989, he also served as the principal deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of the Near East and South Asian Affairs of the Department of State.

Daniel M. Hartnett

Daniel M. Hartnett is a research scientist with CNA’s China Studies Division. He is a former soldier in the U.S. Army, and is currently finishing up his PhD. The views expressed here are his and his alone.

William R. Hawkins

William R. Hawkins is Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the U.S. Business and Industry Council.

Timothy Heath

Mr. Timothy R. Heath serves as an analyst with U.S. Pacific Command. Mr. Heath has over ten years’ experience as a China analyst in the U.S. government and earned his M.A. in Asian Studies at the George Washington University. The views expressed in this article are the personal views of Mr. Heath and do not in any way represent the views of Pacific Command or the U.S. government.

Jeffrey Herbst

Professor Jeffery Herbst is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University, in Ohio, and a co-author of "The Future of Africa: A New Order in Sight?"

Samantha Hoffman

Samantha Hoffman graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Modern China Studies in 2011 and previously worked as a research intern at The Jamestown Foundation. In 2010, she earned her BA degrees from Florida State University in International Affairs and Chinese Language and Culture. She also has studied Chinese at Tianjin Foreign Studies University.

James  Holmes

James Holmes is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College and co-author of Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century: The Turn to Mahan. The views expressed here are his own.

Nong Hong

Nong Hong is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the China Institute at the University of Alberta, and a Deputy Director of the Research Center for Oceans Law and Policy at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies.

Loro  Horta

Loro Horta is a graduate of the Peoples Liberation Army National Defense University senior officer’s course and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Central School. He his also a graduate of the US National Defense University and is currently pursuing further studies at the US Naval Post Graduate School.

Daniel Houpt

Daniel Houpt is a recent graduate of the Georgetown University Security Studies Program, where he wrote his thesis on Chinese space policy. He previously interned with the Department of Defense, Third Way and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Russell Hsiao

Russell Hsiao is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Project 2049 Institute, and a National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC. He served as Editor of China Brief from 2007-2011. He is currently a J.D. candidate at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, DC. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the positions of the affiliate organizations.

Michael Hsiao

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Ph.D., is the Director of Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, and Professor of Sociology, National Taiwan University, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Teh-wei Hu

Dr. Teh-wei Hu is Professor Emeritus of Health Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born in China and received his PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin. He has been advising the Chinese Ministry of Health, the World Bank and the World Health Organization on health care financing and tobacco control during the past twenty years and has more than 200 publications in the field.

Jing Huang

Jing Huang, Ph.D., is visiting professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore

Chin-hao Huang

Chin-Hao Huang is a Researcher with the Freeman Chair.

Cindy Hurst

Cindy Hurst is an analyst with the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office. She is the author of over two dozen major studies and articles, including: China's Rare Earth Elements Industry: What Can the West Learn,China's Ace in the Hole: Rare Earth Elements, and Common Misconceptions of Rare Earth Elements. Ms. Hurst is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Masako Ikegami

Masako Ikegami is Professor and Director of the Center for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS) at Stockholm University. She holds Doctor of Sociology from University of Tokyo, and a Ph.D. in peace & conflict research from Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include Asian security & confidence building, arms control & disarmament and non-proliferation issues.

Alisher Ilkhamov

Alisher Ilkhamov is a Research Fellow at the University of London, SOAS.

Rian Jensen

Rian Jensen was formerly the Associate Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation.

You Ji

You Ji, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in School of Social Science & International Studies at the University of New South Wales.

Wenran Jiang

Wenran Jiang, Ph.D., is the Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute at the University of Alberta and a Senior Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Shixue Jiang

Jiang Shixue is the Vice President of the Chinese Association of Latin American Studies and Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Xide Jin

Dr. Jin Xide is a professor and the deputy director of the Institute of Japanese Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), where he has been working since 1994. He received his MA in History of Japanese Modern Philosophy from Yan Bian University, and a PhD in Japanese Diplomacy from the University of Tokyo

Jing Jing

Jing Jing is an M.A. candidate at the Georgetown University’s Department of Government and a intern at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Sabine Johnson-Reiser

Sabine Johnson-Reiser is a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Energy and Climate program. Her research focuses on Chinese energy and climate policies. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Carnegie Endowment.

Roy D. Kamphausen

Roy D. Kamphausen is the Director of the Washington, DC office, and Director of National Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research. He is a retired U.S. Army China Foreign Area Officer and previously served as a military attache in Beijing, intelligence analyst, as strategic plans officer on the Joint Staff, and as the China Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Ashok Kapur

Dr. Kapur is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of Pokhran and Beyond, second edition in paper, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2003, and Regional Security Structures in Asia, Routledge, London, 2003 among other works on the subcontinent.

Isaac Kardon

Isaac B. Kardon is a Contract Researcher at the Center for Strategic Research at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. INSS Distinguished Research Fellow Phillip C. Saunders and INSS China Security Fellow Michael Glosny provided helpful comments.

Jesse Karotkin

Jesse Karotkin is a Senior China Analyst with the Department of the Navy. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.

Kazuyo Kato

Kazuyo Kato is an associate with Armitage International.

Hiro Katsumata

Hiro Katsumata, Ph.D., is Research Associate of the Centre for Governance and International Affairs at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

Harry Kazianis

Harry J. Kazianis serves as Managing Editor for the National Interest and Non-Resident WSD Handa Fellow, CSIS: PACNET. He previously served as Editor of The Diplomat.

Thomas E. Kellogg

Thomas E. Kellogg is Program Officer and Advisor to the President at the Open Society Institute.

David Kelly

Professor David Kelly is a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly is a research assistant at the RAND Corporation.

Emma Kelly

Emma Kelly is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in International Relations and Political Science. She studied abroad in Argentina and received a Korea Foundation scholarship to attend a week-long seminar at Yonsei University on Korean culture and U.S.-Korean relations.

Nazery Khalid

Nazery Khalid is a Research Fellow at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Mikyoung Kim

Dr. Mikyoung Kim is a Faculty Researcher at Hiroshima Peace Institute/Hiroshima City University in Japan.

Ryan Kinsella

Ryan Kinsella is a Research Associate for Russia at DGI. He has studied in Moscow and holds an M.A. in International Politics with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe from the American University. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science and Russian from Dickinson College.

Eugene Kogan

Dr. Eugene Kogan is currently a guest researcher at the International Institute for Liberal Policy in Vienna. He is a defense industry analyst with expertise on Russia, Eastern Europe, Israel and China.

Carlo Kopp

Carlo Kopp, Ph.D., is head of capability analysis with the Air Power Australia think tank, a research fellow in regional military strategy at the Monash Asia Institute, and an active researcher in computer networking, satellite navigation and radar theory at the Monash Faculty of IT in Melbourne, Australia. He is a leading authority on Russian and Chinese weapons technology.

Daniel  Kostecka

Daniel Kostecka is a Senior China Analyst with the Department of the Navy. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.

I-chung Lai

I-Chung Lai, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Mackay Medicine College of Nursing and Management.

Willy Lam

Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam is a Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. He has worked in senior editorial positions in international media including Asiaweek newsmagazine, South China Morning Post, and the Asia-Pacific Headquarters of CNN. He is the author of five books on China, including the recently published "Chinese Politics in the Hu Jintao Era: New Leaders, New Challenges." Lam is an Adjunct Professor of China studies at Akita International University, Japan, and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Namju Lee

Dr. Namju Lee is a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for East Asian Research and an associate professor in the department of Chinese studies at Sungkonghoe University in South Korea.

John Lee

John Lee is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) and Managing Director of Sydney-based research company L21. Dr. Lee is the author of "Will China Fail?" (CIS, 2007).

Itamar  Lee

Itamar Y. Lee is a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India. He is the author of “Dragon’s Digital Eyes beyond the Himalayas: Online Chinese Nationalism toward Pakistan and India,” in Shaun Breslin and Simon Shen, eds., Online Chinese Nationalism and China’s Bilateral Relations (Lexington Books, forthcoming).

Jordan Lee

Jordan Lee is a research assistant at The Brookings Institution.

James Leibold

James Leibold is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia and one of the co-editors of Critical Han Studies (University of California Press, 2012). He is currently based in Beijing, China.

Leeshai Lemish

Leeshai Lemish has been writing about Falun Gong since 2001, and is currently conducting research with Ethan Gutmann for an upcoming book on the subject.

Philip I. Levy

Dr. Philip I. Levy is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2003 to 2005, he was Senior Economist for Trade for the President's Council of Economic Advisers. From 2005 to 2006, he handled international economic issues as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff.

Joanna I. Lewis

Dr. Joanna Lewis is the Senior International Fellow at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. From 2000-2005, Dr. Lewis worked with the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and from 2003-2004 she was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Mingjiang Li

Li Mingjiang, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Nan Li

Dr. Nan Li is a visiting senior fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore. He is the editor of Chinese Civil-Military Relations (Routledge, 2006).

Cheng Li

Dr. Cheng Li is the William R. Kenan Professor of Government at Hamilton College in New York and a Visiting Fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center of the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Dr. Li is currently conducting research on the 5th generation of leaders, who are expected to emerge during the 17th Party Congress in the fall of 2007.

Jianmin Li

Li Jianmin is a professor at the Institute of Population and Development in the School of Economics at Nankai University

Robyn Lim

Robyn Lim is Professor of International Relations at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, and the author of "The Geopolitics of East Asia".

Joseph E. Lin

Mr. Joseph E. Lin is the former Associate Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. He is the co-founder of the Johns Hopkins University East Asian Forum & Review and currently serves as a member of its Board of Advisors.

Chong-pin Lin

Dr. Chong-Pin Lin is the President of the Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies and a professor in the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies at Tamkang University. He formerly served as Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of National Defense and was the first Vice Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council. He is the author of China’s Nuclear Weapons Strategy (Lexington Books, 1988), and Yizhi Qusheng [Win With Wisdom] (Taipei: Global Defense Magazine Publisher, 2005).

Cheng-yi Lin

Cheng-yi Lin, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS), and Research Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, both at Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Christina Lin

Christina Y. Lin, Ph.D. is research consultant for IHS Jane’s and former director for China affairs in policy planning at the U.S. Department of Defense. Her 2008 paper linking Middle East and East Asia nuclear issues, “The King from the East” published by the Korea Economic Institute, was recently referenced in The Wall Street Journal.

Joseph Y. Lin

Joseph Y. Lin currently studies at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies of Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan. He has held executive positions in multinational corporations and investment companies in the U.S., China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mr. Lin’s most recent article “The Changing Face of Chinese Military Generals: Evolving Promotion Practices Between 1981 and 2009” was published in The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis in March 2010.

Toby Lincoln

Toby Lincoln is a researcher in corporate social responsibility and reputations management. He received a Masters in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London

Baopu Liu

Xingzhu Liu

Dr. Xingzhu Liu (M.D., Ph.D., MPH) is a principal scientist with Abt Associates Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience in health economics and public health. Prior to joining Abt Associates, Dr. Liu was a Global Leadership Fellow in Health with the World Health Organization, and a professor and director of the Institute of Social Medicine and Health Policy at Shandong University, China.

Fu-kuo Liu

Fu-Kuo Liu, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University. He was 2006-2007 visiting fellow at the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, the Brookings. His research works focuses on regional security, the United States policy in Asia and regionalism in Asia.

Zining  Liu

Liu Zining is a graduate student specializing in North American studies at the China Foreign Studies University, and Dr. Wenran Jiang’s research assistant.

Yawei Liu

Yawei Liu is director of the China Program and has been a member of numerous Carter Center missions to monitor Chinese village, township, and county people's congress deputy elections since 1997. He was associate professor of American history at Georgia Perimeter College until December 2008. Dr. Liu has written extensively on China's political developments and grassroots democracy, including three edited book series: "Rural Election and Governance in Contemporary China" (Northwestern University Press, Xi'an, 2002 and 2004), "The Political Readers" (China Central Translation Bureau Press, Beijing, 2006) and "Elections & Governance" (Northwestern University Press, Xian, 2009). He is the founder and editor of the China elections and governance website www.chinaelections.org. Dr. Liu is also co-author of the popular Chinese book "Obama: The Man Who Will Change America" (October 2008).

David Livingston

David Livingston is a research fellow in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Energy and Climate Program, where he provides support for a portfolio of regional and thematic projects.

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is the CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent non-profit think tank, which has worked with numerous surveying experts to track public opinion throughout the campaign period.

Matthew  Luce

Matthew Luce is a Mandarin linguist-analyst at SAIC. He has worked and traveled extensively in China, and his research focuses on Chinese technology development and policy.

Ahmad Lutfi

Ahmad Lutfi is a political and terrorism analyst, and a Middle East specialist based in Ottawa, Canada. His background and life in China, Europe, the Middle East and North America provide the basis for his research interests which span state-civil society relations; democratization; human rights; jihad; domestic politics, regional dynamics and international relations of the Middle East; Muslim communities, political Islam; terrorism; and Xinjiang. Ahmad was educated in the UK and China and is interviewed regularly by the international media for his insight into the Middle East and Muslim affairs. Among his publications, his monograph "Blowback: China and the Afghan Arabs" addresses the links between China's involvement in the Afghanistan Jihad and its ongoing struggle to pacify its restive Muslim communities in Xinjiang.

Daniel C. Lynch

Daniel C. Lynch is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Taiwan's Self-Conscious Nation-Building Project and the forthcoming book, The International Dimension of Asian Democratization: "Recentering" Thailand, China, and Taiwan.

Mohan Malik

Mohan Malik, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. He is the author of China and India as Global Powers: Back to the Future? (forthcoming), Dragon on Terrorism, The Gulf War: Australia’s Role and Asian-Pacific Responses, co-editor of Religious Radicalism and Security in South Asia, and editor of Australia’s Security in the 21st Century, The Future Battlefield, and Asian Defence Policies.The views expressed here do not reflect the official policy or position of the Center or the U.S. Department of Defense.

James Manicom

James Manicom, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow in the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto and Visiting Scholar in the School of Political and International Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

Yufeng Mao

Yufeng Mao, Ph.D., is a historian of modern China. She researches the history of Muslims in China and Sino-Middle Eastern connections.

Andria Matrone

Andria Matrone is a Master’s candidate in Security Policy Studies at the George Washington University and a Research Intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


Peter Mattis

Peter Mattis is the Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. Mr. Mattis received his M.A. in Security Studies from the Georgetown University?s School of Foreign Service and earned his B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. He previously studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, taking Chinese language courses and auditing courses on Chinese history and security policy. He previously worked as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research in its Strategic Asia and Northeast Asian Studies programs, providing research assistance and editing support. Most recently, Mr. Mattis worked as an international affairs analyst for the US Government. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and possesses elementary German language skills.

Peter Mattis

Fellow, China Brief 

Peter Mattis is a Fellow in the China Program at The Jamestown Foundation and a PhD student in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He edited Jamestown’s biweekly China Brief from 2011 to 2013. Prior to The Jamestown Foundation, Mr. Mattis worked as an international affairs analyst for the US Government. He received his M.A. in Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and earned his B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also previously worked as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research in its Strategic Asia and Northeast Asian Studies programs.

Kevin  McCauley

Kevin McCauley has served as senior intelligence officer for the former-Soviet Union, Russia, and China during his career in the federal government. He has written numerous intelligence products for decision makers and combatant commands, including contributing to the annual Report to Congress on China’s military power. Mr. McCauley is currently researching and writing a book on Chinese warfare.

Andrew McGregor

Andrew McGregor is Director of Aberfoyle International Security, a Toronto-based agency specializing in security issues related to the Islamic world. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations in 2000 and is a former Research Associate of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. In October 2007 he took over as managing editor of the Jamestown Foundation’s Global Terrorism Analysis publications. He is the author of an archaeological history of Darfur published by Cambridge University in 2001 and publishes frequently on international security issues. His latest book is A Military History of Modern Egypt, published by Praeger Security International in 2006. Dr. McGregor provides commentary on military and security issues for newspapers (including the New York Times and Financial Times), as well as making frequent appearances on radio (BBC, CBC Radio, VOA, Radio Canada International) and television (CBC Newsworld, CTV Newsnet, and others).

Eric A. Mcvadon

Rear Admiral Eric A. McVadon retired after serving at the U.S. embassy in Beijing and has been a consultant on East Asian security affairs for various DoD and intelligence organizations for the past 15 years. He is also the director of Asia-Pacific Studies for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. His writings on China’s relations with the Koreas include “China’s Military Strategy for the Korean Peninsula” in China’s Military Faces the Future, China’s Foreign Military Relations, and “China’s Goals and Strategies for the Korean Peninsula” in Planning for a Peaceful Korea.

Fu S.  Mei

Fu S. Mei is the Director of the Taiwan Security Analysis Center (TAISAC), a research and consulting practice with focus on Taiwan military and security issues, based in New York. He received a Political Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

A. Greer Meisels

A. Greer Meisels is the Associate Director and Research Fellow, China and the Pacific, at the Center for the National Interest.

Qingyue Meng

Dr. Qingyue Meng (MD, PhD) is a professor of Health Economics at the Center for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University, China. He is also a member of the Ministry of Health’s “Experts Committee on Policy and Management” as well as “Advisory Committee on Tuberculosis Control.”

Wangchuk Meston

Wangchuk Meston, a researcher with International Campaign for Tibet, is a human rights advocate and has been involved in field research relating to refugees, migration and population transfer in Tibet, including the World Bank project in Qinghai Province.

Greg Mills

Greg Mills, Ph.D., heads the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, and during 2008 is on secondment to Rwanda as the ‘Strategic Adviser to the President.'

Carl Minzner

Carl Minzner is an associate professor at Fordham Law School specializing in China law and governance. Prior to entering academia, he served as Senior Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He is the author of “China’s Turn Against Law” (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2011).

Jonathan Mirsky

Jonathan Mirsky, was the China correspondent of The Observer [London] and East Asia Editor of The Times [London]. In 1989 he was named the British editors' International Journalist of the Year for his reporting from Tiananmen. He lives in London.

Ronald Montaperto

Ronald N. Montaperto recently retired as Dean of Academics at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. He now lives and works as an independent consultant in Washington, D.C.

Lyle  Morris

Lyle J. Morris is a research assistant at The RAND Corporation. From 2010–11, he was a Next Generation Fellow at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).

James P. Muldoon, Jr.

James P. Muldoon, Jr. is Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University, Newark.

Brigadier Vijai K Nair

Brigadier Vijai K Nair VSM (retired) is a defense analyst specializing in nuclear strategy formulation and author of two books, including "Nuclear India."

M. D. Nalapat

Professor M. D. Nalapat is director of the School of Geopolitics of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.

Nathan Nankivell

Nathan Nankivell is Senior Researcher at the Office of the Special Advisor Policy at Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Canada’s Department of National Defense.

Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro is a business professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of The Coming China Wars (Financial Times). www.peternavarro.com

Alexander Nemets

is a Russian researcher based in the United States who specializes in Russian and Chinese developments in defense and military reform as well as the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA).

Tarique Niazi

Tarique Niazi teaches Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He specializes in Resource-based Conflicts. He may be reached via email: niazit@uwec.edu

Liselotte Odgaard

Liselotte Odgaard is an Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College. Her most recent book is China and Coexistence: Beijing’s National Security Strategy for the 21st Century (2012).

Matthew Oresman

Matthew Oresman is the Director of the China-Eurasia Forum and has published widely on China-Central Asia relations. More detailed recommendations of how the United States can cooperate with China in Central Asia will be published in the May edition of the CEF Monthly, available online at www.chinaeurasia.org.

Andrew L. Oros

Andrew L. Oros is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at Washington College. In 2010-11, he was a visiting professor at Peking University and Keio University funded by a Japan Foundation Abe Fellowship where he conducted research on prospects for China-Japan-U.S. trilateral security cooperation. He is the author of Normalizing Japan: Politics, Identity, and the Evolution of Security Practice (Stanford University Press, 2008) and numerous other articles and monographs related to the politics of security in East Asia.

Keun-wook Paik

Dr. Keun-Wook Paik is a London-based specialist on Sino-Russian oil and gas relations and is currently an associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). He is the author of “Gas and Oil in Northeast Asia” and co-author of “China Natural Gas Report. He is currently working on book project titled “Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation.”

Jagannath P. Panda

Jagannath P. Panda is a researcher from the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India, where he studies Chinese Military affairs and Sino-Indian Relations.

Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the author of the forthcoming We Love Death as You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Mujahedeen (Hurst/Columbia University Press).

Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran is a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a freelance journalist. He has written widely about international affairs in the Asia-Pacific and blogs about the region at The Asianist [www.asianist.wordpress.com].

Yuan Peng

Yuan Peng is Deputy Director at the Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations and former Visiting Fellow at the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at the Brookings Institution.

Alexandros Petersen

Alexandros Petersen is the author of The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West (Praeger: 2011). A scholar of grand strategy and energy geopolitics, he serves as an Advisor to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. He has been widely published in The Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, as well as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and the National Interest. He has appeared on the BBC, Sky News, CTV and NPR.

Sebastien Peyrouse

Sebastien Peyrouse is a Research Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and an Associate Scholar at the Institute for International and Strategic Research (Paris, France). He is the author or editor of five books on Central Asia and is currently working on Central Asia-China relations.

Kevin Pollpeter

Kevin Pollpeter is China Program Manager at Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.

Samir Ranjan Pradhan

Samir Ranjan Pradhan, Ph.D., is a Senior Researcher in the GCC Economics and Gulf-Asia Program at the Gulf Research Center, Dubai. He has authored several publications on Gulf-Asia relations and important among them is “Chindia and GCC: Emerging Interdependence and Implications for Regional Integration,” Gulf-Asia Research Bulletin, May 2008, Gulf Research Center.

Michael Preiss

Mr. Preiss is chief investment strategist for CFC Securities in Hong Kong, and a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China, the Chinese central bank.

Benjamin S. Purser, III

Benjamin S. Purser, III is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado–Boulder. He previously served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the Naval War College, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and Carleton College. The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.

Susan Puska

Colonel Susan M. Puska (retired) is a former U.S. Army Attache. She currently works for Defense Group, Inc., in Washington, D.C.

Tom  Rafferty

Tom Rafferty is Visiting Fellow at Peking University's School of International Studies.

William Ratliff

Dr. William Ratliff is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.

Shelley Rigger

Shelley Rigger is the Brown Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. She is the author of two books on Taiwan politics, "Politics in Taiwan: Voting for Democracy" and "From Opposition to Power: Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party."

Ed Ross

Ed Ross is the President and CEO of EWRoss International LLC, a company that provides global consulting services to clients in the international defense marketplace. He is the former Principal Director, Security Cooperation Operations, Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Affairs; and Senior Director for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He has played a leading role in U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation for over 25 years. He writes a weekly internet column at www.ewross.com.

Morris Rossabi

Morris Rossabi is the author of Khubilai Khan and numerous other books on China and Mongolia. His latest book, Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists (University of California Press, 2005) focuses on developments in Mongolia since the collapse of communism in 1990.

Igor Rotar

Igor Rotar is an expert on security, ethnic and religious trends in the North Caucasus and Central Asia. He has previously written for Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Komsomol’skaia Pravda, Izvestia, Rossia, Novie Izvestia, as well as the Forum 18 News Service.

Denny Roy

Dr. Denny Roy is an Asian security analyst based in Honolulu.

Vijay  Sakhuja

Vijay Sakhuja, Ph.D., is Director (Research) at the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi.

Peter Y. Sato

Ambassador Peter Yoshiyasu Sato served as the Japanese Ambassador to Beijing from 1995 to 1998. He is currently the vice president of Japan-China Friendship Association and serves as an advisor to the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Shiseido Co.

Phillip C. Saunders

Phillip C. Saunders, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Research Fellow and Acting Research Director at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

Clive Schofield

Clive Schofield, Ph.D., is QEII Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia, where he is Director of Research.

Edward Schwarck

Andrew Scobell

Dr. Andrew Scobell is Associate Professor of International Affairs at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He was previously Associate Professor in the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College both located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is the author of China’s Use of Military Force: Beyond the Great Wall and the Long March (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and other publications. The views expressed here are the author’s own. They do not reflect the policies or positions of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or U.S. Army.

Kevin C. Scott

Kevin C. Scott is the Center Administrator of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Dingli Shen

Shen Dingli is a professor and Director of Center for American Studies at Fudan University. He is also the Executive Dean of Fudan’s Institute of International Studies. He has a Ph.D. in physics and did arms control post-doc at Princeton University from 1989-1991. He was an Eisenhower Fellow (1997) and advise the UN Secretary General for strategic planning (2002).

Yitzhak Shichor

Dr. Yitzhak Shichor is Professor of East Asian Studies and Political Science at the University of Haifa, and Senior Fellow, the Harry S Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Erich Shih

Erich Shih is currently the Washington Bureau Chief of TVBS Network, a leading cable news channel in Taiwan. From 2003-2004, he was a Visiting Fellow with the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at the Brookings Institution.

Victor Shih

Victor Shih is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His areas of expertise are Chinese political economy, banking reforms, and privatization.

David Shinn

During his 37 years at the Department of State, David Shinn served as Desk Officer for Somalia, Djibouti, and assistant for Ethiopia, State Department coordinator for Somalia during the U.S. intervention, Director of East and Horn of African Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, and Ambassador to Ethiopia. He is now an adjunct professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Shin Shoji

Shin Shoji graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He currently works as the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Analyst for NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)’s Washington DC bureau.

Aaron Shraberg

Aaron Shraberg is a Research Associate with DGI's Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. His work focuses on China's science and technology policies, research and development.

Stephen Shue

Stephen Shue is Senior Researcher of Boodc, a knowledge-based advisory firm in China

Sharif Shuja

Sharif Shuja is Research Associate in the Global Terrorism Research Unit at Monash University in Australia.

Bhartendu Kumar Singh

Bhartendu Kumar Singh, Ph.D., is in the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)and serving on deputation with the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). The views expressed here are his own.

Thomas Skypek

Thomas M. Skypek is a Washington-based defense analyst who specializes in military transformation, deterrence and U.S. defense policy. He has supported research and analysis efforts for the Departments of Defense, Energy and Central Intelligence Agency. He holds a Masters degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University. The views expressed herein are exclusively those of the authors and do not represent those of the U.S. Department of Defense, SAIC or any other organization.

Anthony Smith

Anthony L. Smith is an Associate Research Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

Anton Smitsendonk

Dr. Anton Smitsendonk is currently commissioner for Thailand and Indonesia in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and was previously Ambassador of the Netherlands to China and later to the OECD in Paris. From 1990-1998 he led the Académie Diplomatique Internationale de Paris, a working group of official and non-official political figures from several countries on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. His primary research areas include: Chinese and European diplomacy, Chinese financial markets, trade and investment opportunities, and relations with the ICC.

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder is author of the newly-published China’s Rise and the Two Koreas and Director of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at The Asia Foundation. The views expressed here are personal views. He can be reached at ssnyder@asiafound-dc.org.

Camilla T. N. Soerensen

Camilla T. N. Soerensen is a research fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is currently a visiting research fellow in the China Studies program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Dan Southerland

Dan Southerland is the Vice President of Programming and Executive Editor of Radio Free Asia (RFA). Prior to joining RFA, he was The Washington Post's bureau chief in Beijing from 1985 to 1990. He received a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1990 for his coverage of Tiananmen and an Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship in 1990-91.

Joseph  Spears

K. Joseph Spears has degrees in biology, economics and law and is a principal of the Horseshoe Bay Marine Group. He recently contributed to the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report.

Harvey Stockwin

Harvey Stockwin has been reporting and analysing Asian developments since 1955. Currently he broadcasts a weekly 15-minute talk "Reflections From Asia" for Radio Television Hong Kong, contributes to the Japan Times, and is the East Asia correspondent of The Times Of India.

Ian Storey

Ian Storey is Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore and the author of Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security (Routledge, May 2011)

Austin Strange

Austin Strange is a researcher at the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) of the U.S. Naval War College and a research associate at AidData. He is currently a graduate student in nontraditional security studies at Zhejiang University.

Steven Y. Sun

Mr. Steven Y. Sun is currently the head China analyst for G7 Group, a Washington-based political and economic research and advisory firm.

Robert Sutter

Robert Sutter is Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University. Sutter's government career (1968-2001) involved work on Asian and Pacific affairs and U.S. foreign policy for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also was the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the China Division Director at the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. His most recent book is U.S.-Chinese Relations: Perilous Past, Pragmatic Present (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).

David  Szerlip

David Szerlip received his MA in Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in May 2010. He has previously worked on the Korea Desk at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, for the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and at National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is an Associate Professor in the School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Eric Teo Chu Cheow

Dr Eric Teo Chu Cheow, a business consultant and strategist based in Singapore, is also Council Secretary of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).

Drew Thompson

Drew Thompson is the Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at The Nixon Center in Washington, DC. He was formerly the National Director of the China-MSD HIV/AIDS Partnership in Beijing and the Assistant Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson is the research and administrative manager at the Brenthurst Foundation.

Levi Tillemann

Levi Tillemann is a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University SAIS and an associate at Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Levi is currently writing a dissertation on energy security in Northeast Asia.

John Tkacik

John Tkacik is Research Fellow in China Policy in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

John Tkacik is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

Sergei Troush

Dr. Sergei Troush is the Senior Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He is specializing in China's foreign and domestic politics, China's energy and security strategy, and Russian policy in Asia Pacific.

Michael M. Tsai

Michael M. Tsai, Ph.D., served in the government of Taiwan as the minister of national defense, deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council and deputy representative to the United States. Dr. Tsai is currently the chairman of the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies.

Kevin Jianjun Tu

Kevin Jianjun Tu is a senior associate in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads Carnegie’s work on China’s energy and climate policies. He is also a nonresident research fellow at the Canadian Industrial Energy End-use Data and Analysis Centre.

Jennifer L. Turner

Dr. Jennifer L. Turner has directed the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars since 1999. In addition to editing the yearly publication, the China Environment Series (www.wilsoncenter.org/cef), she has recently begun a new China Environmental Health project with Western Kentucky University, focusing on health challenges in karst water regions and coal emissions in Anhui Province.

Willem Van Kemenade

Willem van Kemenade is a visiting senior fellow with The Netherlands Institute of International Relations, specializing in China’s global strategic relations.

Dan Verton

Dan Verton is the Founder of Homeland Security Television, an award-winning journalist, and author of five books, including The Insider: A True Story and Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (McGraw-Hill, 2003). He can be contacted at editor@danverton.com.

Enzio Von Pfeil

Mr. von Pfeil is chairman and CEO of Commercial Economics in Hong Kong.

Wilson VornDick

Lieutenant Commander Wilson VornDick received his B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Chinese at George Washington University. While there, he studied at Fudan and East China Normal Universities in Shanghai. He is currently working at the Chinese Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. Additionally, he is enrolled in separate masters' programs there and at Harvard. The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.

Arthur  Waldron

Board Member 

Arthur Waldron is the Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Arthur Waldron

Arthur Waldron, Ph.D., is Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania (1997 to present) and a Board Member of The Jamestown Foundation. He is author of or contributor to over twenty books in English and Chinese.

Meiyang Wang

Wang Meiyan is an associate professor at the Institute of Population and Labor Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Vincent  Wang

Vincent Wei-cheng Wang is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Richmond. He has published over sixty scholarly articles and book chapters on China, Taiwan, East Asian political economy and security. He is working on a project on the Indian perspectives on the rise of China.

Jyh-Perng Wang

Jyh-Perng Wang is the Deputy Executive Director of the Cross-Strait Peace Research Center for at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Dong Wang

Dong Wang is an Associate Professor at School of International Studies and Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Strategic Studies, Peking University.

Cynthia Watson

Cynthia Watson, Ph.D., is Chairwoman and Professor in Security Studies at the National War College. The views expressed in this article are those of Cynthia Watson, not those of the National War College, Institute for National Strategic Studies or any U.S. Government agency.

Wang Wei-fang

Wang Wei-fang is the Counselor of Research at the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission in Taiwan. She is also Assistant Professor at Lung-hwa University.

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC.

David G. Wiencek

David G. Wiencek is President of International Security Group, Inc., and co-editor of Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism and the New Security Environment (M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2005).

Dennis Wilder

Dennis C. Wilder, a visiting fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, served as China director and then senior director for East Asian affairs at the National Security Council from August 2004 to January 2009.

Peter Wood

Peter Wood is an independent researcher focusing on the Chinese military.

Jau-shieh Joseph Wu

Jaushieh Joseph Wu is a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He previously served in the Taiwan government in 2002-2008 as Deputy Secretary-General to the President, Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, and Taiwan’s official representative to the United States.

Ting Xu

Ting Xu is a Senior Project Manager with the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington, DC.

Chen Yali

Chen Yali is the Editor-in-Chief of Washington Observer, an independent Chinese-language weekly magazine on American foreign policy and politics based in Washington DC.

Alan Yang

Alan Yang, Ph.D., is the grantee of Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2006-2007) at the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS) at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His areas of specialization include international relations theory, Asia-Pacific regionalism and ASEAN study.

Alan H. Yang

Dr. Alan H. Yang is an Assistant Research Fellow with the Institute of International Relations at National Cheng-chi University.

Christopher  Yeaw

Christopher Yeaw is an Associate Professor in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College.

Daniel Yoon

Daniel Yoon is a Chinese linguist–analyst at DGI. He is a graduate of Tufts University and formerly a visiting student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Toshi  Yoshihara

Toshi Yoshihara is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College and co-author of Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Century: The Turn to Mahan. The views expressed here are his own.

Maochun Yu

Yu Maochun, Ph.D., is Professor of East Asia and Military History at the US Naval Academy. Views expressed are his own.

Jingdong Yuan

Dr. Jingdong Yuan is an associate professor at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney. His latest publication is “Beijing’s Balancing Act: Courting New Delhi, Reassuring Islamabad.” He previously served as Director of East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Chris Zambelis

Chris Zambelis is a Senior Analyst specializing in Middle East affairs for Helios Global, Inc., a risk management group based in the Washington, D.C. area. He is also the director of World Trends Watch, Helios Global’s geopolitical practice area. The opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect the position of Helios Global, Inc.

Arnold Zeitlin

Arnold Zeitlin is the Managing Director at Editorial Research & Reporting Associates (ERRA) and Visiting Professor for the Department of Journalism at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Xuegang Zhang

Mr. Zhang Xuegang is an Associate Professor in China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). He specializes in Southeast Asian security studies and China-U.S.-ASEAN trilateral relations. His recent publications and papers are Sea-lane Security and International Cooperation (co-edited, CICIR Publishing House, January 2005); Southeast Asia: Gateway to Stability (China Security, World Security Institute, Vol 3 No. 2, Spring 2007); Retrospect and Prospect for China-ASEAN Relations (Contemporary International Relations,CICIR,No.1,2007).

Xiaoming Zhang

Xiaoming Zhang, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Strategy at the Air War College, teaching strategy, and subjects on China and East Asia. He earned his Ph.D. in history from The University of Iowa in 1994, and taught at Texas Tech University and Texas A&M International University prior to joining the Air War College.