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Professor Lü Quoted in Financial Times

August 29, 2022

Xiaobo Lü, Asia Policy Program faculty affiliate and associate professor in the Department of Government at UT Austin, was quoted in “The Cost of China’s Information Vacuum” in Financial Times. This article highlights the potential consequences of an increasingly restrictive political climate in China and deterioration of U.S.-China relations, noting that the restriction of access…

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Professor Greitens featured in The China Questions 2

August 24, 2022

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, director of the Asia Policy Program, contributed to The China Questions 2: Critical Insights into US-China Relations, the second volume to Harvard University Press’s The China Questions that covers key issues shaping today’s United States-China relationship explained by the top China specialists. Edited by Maria Adele Carrai, Jennifer Rudolph,…

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Professor Liu Published in Frontiers

July 8, 2022

Asia Policy Faculty Affiliate Amy Liu and former Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow Ethan Masucol, with Jangai Jap, coauthored “Islands Apart: Explaining the Chinese Experience in the Philippines,” which was published by Frontiers, a research publisher and open science platform. Despite China posing a national security threat, there is a general absence of disdain against the…

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Sheena Chestnut Greitens on Defending Taiwan at the American Enterprise Institute

June 21, 2022

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program and Associate Professor at the LBJ School, was recently published in the American Enterprise Institute’s latest release Defending Taiwan, where she and Zack Cooper contributed the chapter, “Asian Allies and Partners in a Taiwan Contingency: What Should the United States…

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Professor Inboden’s Book Featured in New Books in Human Rights

May 24, 2022

Dr. Rana Siu Inboden, Faculty Affiliate of the Asia Policy Program, interviewed with Nicholas Bequelin, Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the Paul Tsai China Center, about her recent book China and the International Human Rights Regime: 1982-2017, which was featured as the “Book of the Day” on…

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Professor Avramov Publishes Report on China’s Rise at Army Cyber Institute

March 31, 2022

Kiril Avramov, Asia Policy Faculty Affiliate and Assistant Professor at the Center for Russian, Eastern Europe, and Eurasian Studies, recently published with fellow experts a report on China’s rise to global primacy at the Army Cyber Institute. By using the Threatcasting foresight methodology, the project explores how the People’s Republic of China…

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Professor Greitens on the Rising Costs of China’s Friendship with Russia

March 14, 2022

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program and associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, spoke with the Financial Times on the rising costs of China’s friendship with Russia. Despite the economic and diplomatic consequences to China, Chinese officials would struggle to recalibrate relations with Russia because Xi…

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Professor Greitens’ Comments on the Beijing Olympics

February 8, 2022

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, founding director of the Asia Policy Program and associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was quoted in recent articles at The Atlantic and Bloomberg, discussing Xi Jinping’s strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the 2022 Winter Olympics. While it risks overwhelming the country’s healthcare…

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Rana Siu Inboden Discusses China’s Subversion of the United Nations in Foreign Policy

February 4, 2022

Rana Siu Inboden, APP Affiliate and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was published in Foreign Policy, discussing China’s subversion of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council’s Committee on Nongovernmental Organization. Beijing denying NGOs’ consultative status at the UN exemplifies both China’s ascendance and its limiting…

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Kiril Avramov Launches New Website for GDIL

January 21, 2022

In 2020, the Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL) was established at the University of Texas at Austin, with a mission to enable interdisciplinary academic research on the global circulation of a broad spectrum of information, misinformation, and disinformation via digital media. By promoting a deeper understanding of national and regional contexts…

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