“Signals, Deterrence, and QUAD.” (Forthcoming at Asia Policy)

“Explaining Chinese Military Coercion in Sino-Indian Border Disputes,” Journal of Contemporary China, June 2022, DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2022.2090081.

“Explaining China’s large-scale land reclamation in the South China Sea: Timing and rationale,” Journal of Strategic Studies, Feb 2022, https://www-tandfonline-com.mutex.gmu.edu/doi/full/10.1080/01402390.2022.2040486. 

“Bringing the Economy Back In: Economic Development and China’s Grand Strategy,” Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, January 2022.

“Strategies, Signals, And Conflict Propensity: Rising States, Declining States, And Contemporary U.S.-China Relations,” Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 20, Issue 2 (August 2020), pp. 161-172.

“Cautious Bully: Reputation, Resolve, and Beijing’s Use of Coercion in the South China Sea,” International Security, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Summer 2019), pp. 117-159.

Winner of the 2019 International Studies Association Patricia Weitsman Award for the best graduate student paper in security studies


“Just Do it: Characteristics and Effectiveness of Chinese Economic Sanctions.” (Under review)

“Third Party Intervention And Alliance Choices In Civil Wars – The Chinese Civil War As A Case.” 

Selected Publications and Working Papers