He was Lee-Foundation Professor on US-China Relations at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2008–2017); Senior fellow at Brookings Institution (2004–2008); Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University (2002–2003); and Professor of political science at Utah State University (1994–2004). He obtained Ph. D. in political science at Harvard University. His research/teaching focus on Chinese politics, US-China relations, security issues in Asia-Pacific, major powers relations and the development of Russia’s Far East.
Research interests: Chinese elite politics, China’s development strategy and foreign policy, US-China relations, security issues in the Asian Pacific region; China-India relations. Selected publications: Inseparable Separation: the Making of China’s Taiwan Policy (2010); Crisis and Challenges in US-China Relations 1989–1993 (2003); Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics (2000), which won the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize.