Books and Monographs

Maritime Trade Policies in Late Imperial China. Dissertation project.

Explaining Chinese Aid. Under contract at Cambridge University Press, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney. 

Six Years at Sea…and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence. Washington, D.C.: Jamestown Foundation (2015), with Andrew S. Erickson. 

No Substitute for Experience: Chinese Anti-Piracy Activities in the Gulf of Aden. Newport: Naval War College Press China Maritime Studies 10 (2013), with Andrew S. Erickson.  

Journal Articles

Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa. International Studies Quarterly 61.4 (2017), with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney. 

Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61.5 (2017): 935-963, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney (lead article). 

‘Ground-Truthing’ Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from Uganda and South Africa. Journal of Development Studies 52.06 (2016): 780-796, with Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Michael J. Tierney, and Bradley C. Parks. 

China’s Blue Soft Power: Antipiracy, Engagement, and Image Enhancement. Naval War College Review  68.1 (2015): 71-91, with Andrew S. Erickson.  

Aid to Africa: Harmful or Helpful? China Economic Quarterly 18. 2 (2014): 29-33, with Bradley C. Parks. 

Ripples of Change in Chinese Foreign Policy? Evidence from Recent Approaches to Nontraditional Waterborne Security. Asia Policy 17 (2014): 93-126, with Andrew S. Erickson.  

‘Selfish Superpower’ No Longer? China’s Anti-Piracy Activities and 21st-Century Global Maritime Governance. Harvard Asia Quarterly Vol. 14.1/2 (2012): 92-102, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Working Papers

Aid, China and Growth: Evidence from a New Global Development Finance Dataset. Under review, with Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. 

Online Volunteer Laboratories for Social Science Research, with Ryan D. Enos and Mark Hill. 

Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Foreign Aid, with Daniel Markovits and Dustin H. Tingley. 

Delegate and Conquer: Chinese Civilian and Military Diplomacy, 1979-2010, with Tyler C. Jost. 

Competing for Aid Recipients? Donor Responses to Chinese Development Finance, with Andreas Fuchs, Soo Yeon Kim and Michael J. Tierney. 

China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. Center for Global Development Working Paper 323 (2013), with Vijaya Ramachandran, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. 

Commentary

Many in the West Fear Chinese ‘Aid’ to Africa. They’re Wrong. Here’s Why. The Monkey Cage, October 20, 2015, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Michael J. Tierney. 

China’s Global Maritime Presence: Hard and Soft Dimensions of PLAN Antipiracy Operations. Jamestown Foundation  China Brief  15.9, April 27, 2015, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

China’s `Facts of Ground’: Putting Neighbors Between a Rock and a Hard Place. War on the Rocks, March 2, 2015, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Pandora’s Sandbox: China’s Island-Building Strategy in the South China Sea. Foreign Affairs, July 13, 2014, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

China’s RIMPAC Debut: What’s in It for America? The National Interest, July 3, 2014, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

How Tough is AidData’s TUFF Methodology? New Evidence from Uganda and South Africa. AidData The First Tranche, January 21, 2014, with Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Michael J. Tierney, and Bradley C. Parks. 

China and the Far Seas. The Diplomat, January 10, 2014, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Why China’s Gulf Piracy Fight Matters. CNN Global Public Square, January 7, 2014, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

No Substitute for Experience. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, January 2, 2014, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Piracy’s Next Frontier: A Role for China in Gulf of Guinea Security? The National Interest, December 10, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

China’s Far Seas ‘Five-Year Plan'. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, November 15, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

China and the International Antipiracy Effort. The Diplomat, November 1, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Learning by Doing: PLAN Operational Innovations in the Gulf of Aden. Jamestown Foundation  China Brief  13.21, October 24, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Pragmatic Partners, the Unsung Story of U.S.-China Anti-Piracy Coordination. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, October 24, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

The Relevant Organs: Institutional Factors in China’s Anti-Piracy Missions. Jamestown Foundation  China Brief  13.20, October 10, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Sunk Costs: China and the Pirates. The Diplomat, September 26, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Spring Training for the Big Leagues. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, September 19, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

China Has Drones: Now What? When Beijing Will–and Won’t–Use Its UAVs. Foreign Affairs, May 23, 2013, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

Why We Need Better Data on Chinese Aid. Devex Impact Editor, May 3, 2013, with Bradley C. Parks and Vijaya Ramachandran

How Do You Track Chinese Development Finance? You Have to Follow the Money! AidData The First Tranche, April 30, 2013. 

Learning the Ropes in Blue Water. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings  139/4/1.322 (April 2013): 34-38, with Andrew S. Erickson. 

A Fresh Look at China as an Aid Donor. AidData The First Tranche, November 16, 2011. 

New Report on Chinese Aid Transparency Expresses Cautious Optimism. AidData The First Tranche, September 20, 2011. 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Professionalizing the People's War at Sea: The Maritime Militia in Chinese Naval Strategy. In Peter Dutton, Andrew S. Erickson and Ryan Martinson, eds., China’s Gray Zone Maritime Operations. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute Press (Forthcoming), with Dale Rielage. 

Deep Blue Diplomacy: Soft Power and China’s Antipiracy Operations. In Bruce A. Elleman and S. C. M. Paine, eds. Navies and Soft Power: Historical Case Studies of Naval Power and the Nonuse of Military Force. Newport: Naval War College Newport Paper 42 (2015): 163-79, with Andrew S. Erickson.  

Chinese Cooperation to Protect Sea-Lane Security: Antipiracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden. In Peter A. Dutton and Ryan D. Martinson, eds. Beyond the Great Wall: Chinese Far Seas Operations. Newport: Naval War College China Maritime Studies 13 (2015): 33-41, with Andrew S. Erickson

China’s Anti-Piracy Mission in the Gulf of Aden: Implications for Anti-Piracy in the South China Sea. In Keyuan Zou and Shicun Wu, eds.  Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation. Surrey: Ashgate (2014): 169-204, With Andrew S. Erickson.  

Transatlantic Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. In Patryk Pawlak, ed., Look East, Act East: Transatlantic Agendas in the Asia Pacific. Brussels: European Union Institute for Security Studies Report 12 (2012): 38-44, with Andrew S. Erickson.