Christina Lin

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Christina Lin is a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, focusing on China's increasing footprint in the Mediterranean Basin and on ways that China, NATO, and U.S. allies can cooperate to resolve regional security issues. She is a former visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and was selected as a 2011 National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Dr. Lin has extensive U.S. government experience, having served at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the Department of State, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the federally funded Institute for Defense Analyses. Her foreign policy portfolio included defense planning; Chinese military strategy and the militarization of its energy security policy; regional security architecture such as the NATO Global Partnership and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization; and dual-use strategic industries related to the EU arms embargo on China. Prior to entering government service, she worked in the private sector at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs in London. A widely published analyst in Germany, Israel and the U.S., Dr. Lin has been a key author of the annual China file for Jane's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Intelligence Centre at IHS Jane's, and her papers have been cited in publications such as the Korea Herald, Asia Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, UPI, CNN, Gulf News, Hurriyet Daily, PBS Tehran Bureau and Jerusalem Post. She has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A., University of California, Irvine. She speaks Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, and French (basic).

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