Ryan McElveen is Associate Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, where he serves as its senior administrator, coordinates with the Brookings-Tsinghua Center at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and conducts research on Chinese politics and society and U.S. foreign policy. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and his writing on foreign affairs has been published in the New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesInternational Herald Tribune, CNN Opinions, Current HistoryLawfareChina-US Focus, and the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

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