Michael Chase

Michael Chase

Adjunct Lecturer of China Studies
China Studies
International Relations

Background and Education

Michael S. Chase is a senior political scientist at RAND, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. A specialist in China and Asia-Pacific security issues, he was previously an associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, where he served as director of the strategic deterrence group in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department and taught in the Strategy and Policy Department. Prior to joining the faculty at NWC, he was a research analyst at Defense Group Inc. and an associate international policy analyst at RAND. He is the author of the book Taiwan's Security Policy and numerous chapters and articles on China and Asia-Pacific security issues. His work has appeared in journals such as Asia PolicyAsian SecurityChina BriefSurvival, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. His current research focuses on Chinese military modernization, China's nuclear policy and strategy and nuclear force modernization, Taiwan's defense policy, and Asia-Pacific security issues. Chase holds a PhD in international affairs and MA in China Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA in politics from Brandeis University. In addition, he studied Chinese at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China.
 


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Spring 2015 
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