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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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Clements Center Alum Jada Fraser Published in Korea Pro

March 1, 2023

Jada Fraser, Clements Center Alum, was recently published in Korea Pro, discussing how the potential war in Taiwan could delay the transfer of wartime operational authority to Seoul. The United States and South Korea have yet to emphasize operational or contingency planning for such a scenario in the Taiwan Strait,…

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Jennifer Yip Published in SAGE Journals

February 7, 2023

Dr. Jennifer Yip, Clements Center for National Security and Asia Policy Program Postdoctoral Fellow, was published in SAGE Journals, with her research article titled Carrying the “Nation’s Thousand-Jin Burden”: Yiyun, the Relay Transportation System during the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Nationalist government established a system of relay transportation, called yiyun, to…

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Rana Siu Inboden Testified at Congressional-Excutive Commission on China

December 14, 2022

Dr. Rana Siu Inboden, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate of the Asia Policy Program, testified recently to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), along with Teng Biao, Hauser Human Rights Scholar and Hunter College & Pozen Visiting Professor at the University of…

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Professor Greitens in the Journal of Democracy

December 13, 2022

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program, was published in the Journal of Democracy, discussing the nationwide protests against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s zero-covid policy and the reaction we should expect from the Chinese Communist Party. The wide-spread demonstrations following the November 25 apartment fire in Urumqi…

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Clements Center Alum Jada Fraser in Pacific Forum Volume

October 17, 2022

Clements Center Alum Jada Fraser was published in the Pacific Forum’s recent collection of articles that memorializes the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. Fraser writes about  Abe’s legacy on the Japan-South Korea relationship, which elevated the role of regional powers like Japan and South Korea in shaping the…

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Ayumi Teraoka in Center for Advanced China Research

October 6, 2022

Ayumi Teraoka, Asia Policy Program Affiliate and America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow, was interviewed for the Center for Advanced China Research on Japan’s defense policy and alliance with the United States, as well as its relations with China. Though Japan-U.S. relations are in good shape, with 98.2% of Japanese public respondents agreeing that the…

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Sheena Chestnut Greitens Published in Foreign Affairs

October 4, 2022

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program, was published in Foreign Affairs. Dr. Greitens argues the security challenges posed by Xi’s Global Security Initiative (GSI), through which he and the Chinese Communist Party aim to revise global and regional security governance to more closely align with…

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Professor Greitens and Professor Inboden Quoted in Politico

September 27, 2022

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program, and Dr. Rana Siu Inboden, Asia Policy Program faculty affiliate and Senior Fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, were quoted in “China faces skeptics with UNGA pitch for global leader status” in Politico. China’s President Xi Jinping will not…

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