Welcome. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. I direct UT's Asia Policy Program, a joint initiative of the Strauss Center for International Security & Law and the Clements Center for National Security. Starting in January 2022, I am also a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
My research focuses on American national security, East Asia, and authoritarian politics and foreign policy. I am currently working on two main research projects: one on internal security strategy and Chinese grand strategy, and another on authoritarian diasporas, particularly focused on North Korea.
Photo: View from Karakoram Highway, Xinjiang, China