Christina Lin is a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, focusing on China-Mediterranean and NATO relations. She was a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin and a former Transatlantic Academy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Dr. Lin has extensive US government experience working on China security issues, including policy planning at the US Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and US Department of State.
Her foreign policy portfolio includes defense planning; transatlantic cooperation with China on non-traditional security issues; and regional security architecture such as OSCE and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). 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, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Al Jazeera, Gulf News, Hurriyet Daily and Jerusalem Post.
- “The Repercussions of Turkey-China Relations on its Transatlantic Relations” in Turkey and Transatlantic Relations, Sasha Toperich & Aylin Unver Noi, eds., Center for Transatlantic Relations/Brookings Institute, September 26, 2017.
- The ISIS Challenge to China’s Silk Road and Prospects for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, Liberty University Law Review, Vol. 11, Issue 2, forthcoming 2017.
- China’s Emerging Role as a Security Provider in the Middle East–The EU’s Response in EU-China Observer, Issue #2.16, College of Europe, July 2016.
- The Changing Nature of Terrorism in China, The Cipher Brief, September 27, 2016.
- “China’s Pivot West: Opportunities for Cooperative Security” in Alexander Moens and Brooke A. Smith-Windsor eds. NATO and Asia Pacific, Forum Paper 25, NATO Defense College, March 2016.
- Cooperation in the Mideast?, The Cipher Brief, June 10, 2016.
- “The New Eurasian Embrace”in Niv Horesh ed, Toward Well-Oiled Relations? China’s Presence in the Middle East Following the Arab Spring, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2015.
- “The Dragon’s Rise in the Great Sea: China’s Interests in the Levant and the Eastern Mediterranean” in Spyridon N. Litsas and Aristotle Tziampiris eds, The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Multipolarity, Politics and Power, Routledge, April 2015.
- Liberal Order in a Post Western World, 2013-2014 Transatlantic Academy Collaborative Report, by T. Flockhart, C. Kupchan, C. Lin, B. Nowak, P. Quirk, L. Xiang, April 2014.
- Israel in China’s Middle East Strategy: A New Quartet of US, China, Israel and Taiwan?Washington Journal of Modern China, Fall 2013, Vol. 11, No. 1.
- The New Silk Road: China’s Energy Strategy in the Greater Middle East. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Focus 109, April 2011.