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 foreign policy and explains how…

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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, and this lack of planning…

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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 move military provisions and consumption…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Congratulations to Professor Xiaobo Lü for Receiving the 2021-22 VPR Research Grant

December 10, 2021

APP Affiliate Dr. Xiaobo Lü, Associate Professor at the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, received the 2021-22 VPR Research Grant, which he will use to investigate the origins of strong parties through the lens of elite conflict…

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Jada Fraser’s Research Featured in recent CSIS Article

November 12, 2021

Jada Fraser, former undergraduate fellow at the Clements Center, co-authored “The Case for U.S.-Japan-ROK Cooperation on Democracy Support in the Indo-Pacific Region” with Nicholas Szechenyi and Hannah Fodale at the Center for Security and Intelligence Studies (CSIS). The latest commentary argues for opportunities where the U.S., Japan,…

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