Books and Monographs

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

Journal Articles

Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa. International Studies Quarterly 62.1(2018): 182-194, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael 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 Parks and Michael 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 Tierney, and Bradley Parks.

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

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

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

Working Papers

Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries, with Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney. Working Paper.

Delegated Diplomacy: Why China Uses the Military for Face-to-Face Exchanges, with Tyler Jost. Under review.

Volunteers at Scale: Online Volunteer Laboratories for Social Science Research, with Ryan Enos, Mark Hill, and Amy Lakeman. Under review.

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

Foreign Aid and the Status Quo: Evidence from Pre-Marshall Plan Aid, with Daniel Markovits and Dustin Tingley. Under review.

In Progress

Domestic Dynamics of Hierarchy: Evidence from Ming and Qing Tributary Exchanges. 

Financing for Status: Chinese Prestige Projects in the Developing World, 1953-2018. 

Seventy Years of Chinese State Financing in Africa. 

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

How Group Consciousness Informs Foreign Policy Preferences, with Aseem Mahajan. 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

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 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 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 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 Erickson.