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John Lee


Dr. John Lee is the Michael Hintze Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University. He is also a non-resident Senior Scholar at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC.

An expert in China’s political-economy, East and Southeast Asian foreign policy and security competition, and US-China relations, Dr. Lee is regularly invited to brief Ministerial, Secretarial (and Deputy) level officials and senior military officials in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and Australia; and is periodically invited to testify before US Congressional and Australian Parliamentary committees.

His articles are frequently published in the world’s leading policy and academic journals, and he has contributed hundreds of opinion pieces to over forty leading newspapers and magazines in America, Europe and Asia such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, Times of London, Wall Street Journal, Global Times, Time, Forbes, Der Speigel, International Herald Tribune, Business Week, Newsweek in addition to all major newspapers in Australia.

He gained his first class honours degrees in Arts (Philosophy) and Laws from the University of New South Wales, and his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Oxford whilst on a Chevening Scholarship.

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