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Jiayi Zhou


Jiayi Zhou

Jiayi Zhou

Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher in the Climate Change and Risk 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. Her interests are in non-traditional security, geo-economics, and sustainable development — particularly related to food and agriculture. She is also currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science at Linköping University. 

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

M.A. International Development, Erasmus University Rotterdam; M.A. International Relations, Syracuse University; B.A. History, UC Berkeley

United States
External publications
  • Zhou, J., ‘Chinese Agrarian Capitalism in the Russian Far East,’ in (eds.) Ben M. McKay et al., Rural Transformations and Agro-Food Systems, New York: Routledge (2018) (reprint)
  • Zhou, J., 'Beyond Natural Pressures: Chinese Agriculture in the Russian Far East', in (eds.) Horstmann, A., Saxer, M., Rippa, A., Routledge Handbook of Asian BorderlandsNew York: Routledge (2018)
  • Zhou, J., Sullivan, K. and Milante, G., Towards pathways for peacebuilding and development to reduce violent extremism, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Vol 12, No 2 (2017) 
  • Zhou, J., 'Chinese Agrarian Capitalism in the Russian Far East' Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal (2017)
  • Zhou, J., Hallding, K. and Han, G., The trouble with China's 'One Belt One Road' Strategy, The Diplomat (2015)
  • Zhou, J., 'Do National Interests Extend Past the Atmosphere?' Small Wars Journal (2013)
  • Zhou, J., 'Soviet Central Asians in the Soviet-Afghan War' Journal of Slavic Military Studies Vol. 25 (3) (2012)
  • Zhou, J., ' Counter-radicalization: Local Solutions and Community-Oriented Policing' Center for First Amendment Studies (2012)
  • Zhou, J., ' Chinese in (the republic of) Georgia' European Centre for Minority Issues, Working Paper No. 54 (2012)