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Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

February 5, 2024

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens joined NPR’s John Ruwitch to explain “the mixed message about China’s economy” on All Things Considered. The clip highlights how Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s recent statements at the World Economic Forum convey a different message than those coming out of Beijing. You can listen here.

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Distinguished Fellow Rana Siu Inboden Co-Authors Article in ChinaFile

January 29, 2024

Senior Fellow Rana Inboden and colleague Sophie Richardson detail China’s efforts to thwart significant review of their human rights record by the UN’s Universal Periodic Review. The article, “Beijing Is Pouring Resources into Its UN Human Rights Review—All to Prevent Any Real Review from Taking Place” includes a highlight of…

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Rana Siu Inboden Discusses Human Rights on Reagan Institute Podcast

January 29, 2024

Distinguished Fellow Rana Siu Inboden recently joined Reagan Institute Policy Director Rachel Hoff to discuss China and its human rights abuses, as well as China’s attempt to co-opt US liberal international human rights regimes and institutions to promote its illiberal human rights agenda. To listen to the podcast, click here.

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New Book by Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens

January 3, 2024

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens’s new book Politics of the North Korean Diaspora is available via Cambridge University Press. The volume examines how authoritarian security concerns shape global diaspora politics. Access it here.

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Director Sheena Chestnut Greitens featured on U.S.-China Nexus Podcast

December 12, 2023

In this episode of Georgetown’s U.S.-China Nexus Podcast, A Look at China’s Overseas Security Partnerships, Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Paul Nantulya examine the motivations and implications of China’s broadening overseas security partnerships. Find the full podcast here.

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Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program and KEI Co-Host Event on Economic Security

October 27, 2023

On October 18th, the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program co-hosted a two-panel event on Economic Security in the Indo-Pacific with the Korea Economic Institute of America. The day kicked off with brief introductions by Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Asia Policy Director, and Troy Stangarone, KEI Senior Director and Fellow. The first…

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Director Sheena Chestnut Greitens Quoted in Politico’s ‘China Watcher’

October 20, 2023

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens was asked to distill key takeaways from Xi Jinping’s “Global Community of Shared Future” proposal. “It contests democracy… not by arguing that this focus is misplaced, but that American conceptions of democracy are ‘fake.’ It’s a fascinating choice for a ruling party that is only about…

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Gen. Brooks Participates in CSIS ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2023

October 13, 2023

Clements Center Distinguished National Security Fellow Gen. Vince Brooks participated as a panelist in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) panel discussion about the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance. The ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum bring together officials, policymakers, and experts to discuss issues important to the U.S.-ROK alliance. You can…

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UT Austin GDIL Team Featured on NGA’s

October 5, 2023

On August 29th, the Global Disinformation Lab’s Tearline team published “Analyzing Strategic Value of Chinese-Built Infrastructure Projects in Papua New Guinea” on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s page. It was also picked up by the ODNI’s and spotlighted on The Public’s Daily Brief. The paper follows two Chinese infrastructure…

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Sheena Chestnut Greitens on “Xi’s Security Obsession”

August 15, 2023

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program, was published in the Foreign Affairs. Her article “Xi’s Security Obsession”, discusses factors that influence President Xi Jinping’s vision of security and his pursuit of a preventive grand strategy. She contends that regime security concerns will continue to drive Chinese…

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