Welcome. I am 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. In 2022, I am concurrently 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 recently completed a book on authoritarianism and diaspora politics, focused on North Korea, and am presently finishing a book on internal security and Chinese grand strategy.
Photo: View from Karakoram Highway, Xinjiang, China