John S. Van Oudenaren is a program officer at the Asia Society Policy Institute. Previously, he was a research assistant at the U.S. National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs, where he supported counterterrorism and regional studies programs, and researched various issues in the contemporary security environment. He writes on contemporary Chinese politics and East Asian security issues. His articles have been published in the US Army War College Quarterly-Parameters, Asian Affairs: An American Review, The Diplomat, and The American Interest. He holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, and a B.A. in History and Chinese from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Last Updated: December 21, 2017



Trump’s National Security Strategy and China

Zha Daojiong, Pamela Kyle Crossley & more
On December 18, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced the United States’ new national security strategy. He called China a “strategic competitor,” and, along with Russia, called it a “revisionist power.” Those two nations, Trump said, are...