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Jiayi Zhou


Jiayi Zhou

Jiayi Zhou

Jiayi Zhou is a Researcher with China and Global Security Programme. Before joining SIPRI, she worked as a policy analyst on US-China nuclear relations for the US Air Force, and was a Research Assistant at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a nonresident WSD-Handa Fellow for Pacific Forum CSIS. Her Masters 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 violent extremism. 

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 

Phone number
+46 737 771 076
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., 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., '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)