Nathaniel Sher is a Senior Research Analyst at Carnegie China, where he researches China’s grand strategy and U.S.-China relations. His writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, Wired, The Wire China, Responsible Statecraft, and the Tsinghua International Relations Review. Previously, Sher served as a Loan Officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration and as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He received his B.A. in History from Oberlin College and M.A.s in International Relations from Tsinghua University and the University of Chicago.

Last Updated: September 12, 2022



U.S.-China Trade Stayed Robust in 2022. Will That Last?

Wendy Cutler, Gerard DiPippo & more
Trade figures for 2022 released earlier this month show U.S.-China goods trade hit a record high of $690.6 billion, despite ongoing tensions. How should we interpret these latest figures? Do these numbers obscure medium and long term trends? Or will...

10 Years of U.S.-China Diplomacy

Paul Haenle, Yan Xuetong & more from Carnegie China
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the China in the World podcast, in this podcast episode Carnegie China is looking back on 10 years of U.S.-China diplomacy following the postponement of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s planned visit to...



New Export Controls on Chinese Semiconductors May Prove Self-Defeating

Sam Bresnick & Nathaniel Sher
New restrictions are not only likely unnecessary, they may ultimately prove self-defeating. Overly zealous controls that limit older semiconductor equipment sales to China will inflict collateral damage on American, and potentially international,...