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Sheena Greitens on U.S. - China Relations

May 15, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we participate in our first ever cross-podcast and listen in on a conversation that took place on the This is Democracy podcast about the U.S.-China relationship. Jeremi Suri, Clements Center Faculty Fellow and host of This is Democracy, sits down with Sheena Greitens, one of the newest additions to the University of Texas faculty. Professor Greitens is about to become an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and she is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. Her research focuses on American national security, East Asia, and authoritarian politics in foreign policy. In particular, she has focused on China’s domestic security policies and their implications for the world. The conversation focuses on China under Xi Jinping’s leadership and takes a look at the regime of domestic surveillance that has developed.

New Article by Faculty Fellow Sheena Greitens in The National Interest on the Future of US-North Korea Relations

May 15, 2020

Our new faculty fellow, Dr. Sheena Greitens, has published a new article in The National Interest titled Why North Korea-U.S. Relations Will Remain Stable Unless Kim Really Needs Coronovirus Aid.

Dealing with demand for China’s global surveillance exports

Apr 28, 2020

Incoming faculty fellow Sheena Greitens has published a new article in Brookings over the security and surveillance threat of Chinese technology exports.

"Major questions remain about the implications and advantages that China could derive from these developments, including how dominance in this sector and access to data could shape the contours of strategic competition between China and the United States."

North Korea’s leader may be in ill health. Here’s what we know about instability in the world’s most secretive regime

Apr 22, 2020

Incoming Clements faculty fellow Dr. Sheena Greitens published a new article with The Monkey Cage and the Washington Post analyzing the state of North Korea's governance. 

"News media reported late Monday that Kim Jong Un was in grave condition after heart surgery this month, setting off a flurry of debate among North Korea watchers. How believable are these reports? If true, what does this news mean for North Korea, the United States and the world?"