Christina Lin is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on China-Mediterranean/Middle East relations and ways for U.S.-China cooperation in a changing international order. Specific areas of interest include China’s Belt and Road Initiative, its rising role in the Middle East’s economic and security landscape, and the interplay between regional security architectures such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as an evolving paradigm of China-U.S./West relations in a multi-polar world.

Lin holds a Ph.D. in International Political Economy and Security Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a former Transatlantic Academy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Fellow at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of “The New Eurasian Embrace” in Toward Well-Oiled Relations? China’s Presence in the Middle East Following the Arab Spring (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and “The Dragon’s Rise in the Great Sea: China’s Interests in the Levant and the Eastern Mediterranean” in The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Multipolarity, Politics and Power (Routledge, 2015).

Last Updated: August 1, 2018



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