Jordan Link

Policy Analyst, China

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Jordan Link is the China policy analyst for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. He focuses on understanding the strategic and economic challenges that the Chinese Communist Party presents for the future of American foreign policy.

Before joining the Center for American Progress, Link worked as the research manager of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies China-Africa Research Initiative, where he led the China-Africa loans database research team and conducted quantitative and qualitative studies of China-Africa trade, finance, and security affairs.  He also worked at National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.

Link has an M.A. in Asian studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a B.A. in international relations from the College of William & Mary. He is professionally proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

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Foreign policy experts call for end to hate crimes against Asian American community In the News

Foreign policy experts call for end to hate crimes against Asian American community

In light of the urgency of the coronavirus crisis and the anti-Asian racism and hate that has intensified in its wake, Jordan Link and other foreign policy experts call on U.S. leaders to confront the discrimination, prejudices, and institutional racism afflicting Asian diaspora and AAPI communities.

Jordan Link

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Philosophy on Risk Management Article
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a ceremony in Beijing, October 2019. (Getty/How Hwee Young)

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Philosophy on Risk Management

The authors translated evidence that President Xi will likely use to claim that he anticipated a black swan event such as the COVID-19 outbreak and ordered the Chinese Communist Party to prepare for it.

Melanie Hart, Jordan Link

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