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William Norris, a former China and the World Postdoctoral Fellow, is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His research focuses on risks of nuclear escalation, U.S.-China relations, and regional strategic dynamics in East Asia.
Norris is also an assistant professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, on research leave for the 2014–2015 academic year. He serves on the Faculty Adviso

Jessica Weiss, former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow and assistant professor of political science at Yale University, has published her first book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, August 2014), challenging conventional arguments about the role of nationalism in China’s foreign relations. Examining dozens of episodes of anti-foreign mobilization in China from 1985 to 2012, she concludes that the Chinese govern
Manjari Chatterjee Miller, former CWP Postdoctoral Fellow and  Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University, has published her first book.  Wronged by Empire breaks new ground by blending this historical phenomenon, colonialism, with mixed methods—including archival research, newspaper data mining, and a new statistical method of content analysis—to explain the foreign policy choices of India and China: two countries that are continuously discussed bu
In Professors Chong and Hall's new article, "The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today," they argue the experience of World War I remains rife with lessons possibly more relevant now than ever.  The example of World War I demonstrates key similarities to dynamics at play in contemporary East Asia, where interstate friction is arguably most keen.  Although none of the protagonists of WWI find reincarnation in the present, they belive that the outbreak of WWI offers warnings
Anti-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden represent a successful example of international cooperation to secure sea lines of communication (SLOC), which involves cooperation between the U.S. and China and with the navies of many other nations. What are the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. and Chinese naval cooperation in the fight against piracy, and what lessons does each nation’s experience in the Gulf of Aden offer for future Sino-American joint efforts to safeguard SLOCs in other maritim
National University of Singapore Professor and former CWP postdoctoral Fellow, Ja Ian Chong, is the winner of the 2014 Best Book Award, given by the International Securities Studies Section of the International Studies Association.
Professor Chong posits in External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation: China, Indonesia, and Thailand, 1893-1952 when foreign actors face high opportunity costs of intervention in a weak state, their behavior may foster state sovereignty. This occu
In a China Real Time Report, former CWP Fellow Andrew Erickson and CWP Fellow for the upcoming academic year Adam Liff write that China’s official defense budget is projected to increase 12.2% in 2014 to roughly 808 billion yuan ($132 Billion), while the country’s economic growth is expected to hold steady at 7.5%. This year’s projected growth is higher than last year’s defense spending and marks the third year in a row that official military spending is projected to
We are pleased to announce the selection of the Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Among the many highly qualified applications, four were selected.  They will begin their fellowship in September and will be available for office hours (to be posted later this year).  
Alanna Krolikowski focuses her research on China-U.S. relations in strategic high-technology sectors. Her doctoral dissertation examines trade and technical cooperation between the two countries in comme
Alexis Dudden, Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and a Visiting Research Scholar to the Research Community on Empires, Princeton University, and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine, writes from historians' point of view that the possibility of armed conflict between Japan and China is higher than at any point since 1945. In the past year, tensions between them have risen dramatically because of a sovereignty dispute ove
James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, recently presented a presentation on threat assessment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and China was a large component of his remarks on East Asia. He contends that Xi Jinping’s leadership will largely emphasize domestic objectives and that China’s hawkish behavior in maritime disputes will likely stay constant or escalate. China’s bullishness is spurred by increasingly Sinocentric readings of history, and