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Dr Jiayi Zhou


Dr Jiayi Zhou

Jiayi Zhou

Dr Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher in the SIPRI Conflict, Peace and Security Programme. Before joining SIPRI, she worked as a policy analyst on US–China nuclear relations, and was also a Research Assistant at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Her Master’s degrees are in International Development and International Relations, with an area studies background in the former Soviet Union, and she holds a PhD in Environmental Science from Linköping University. Her interests are in non-traditional security, geo-economics, and sustainable development — particularly related to food and agriculture.

Subject expertise

International and regional security, strategic nuclear relations, development and security nexus, agrarian transformation and food security, minority issues

Regional expertise

China, Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Transatlantic 

English, Chinese, Russian

PhD in Environmental Science, Linköping University; M.A. International Development, Erasmus University Rotterdam; M.A. International Relations, Syracuse University; B.A. History, UC Berkeley

United States
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