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Jiakun Jack Zhang

Dissertation Fellow
UC San Diego

Jiakun Jack Zhang is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas (KU) and Director of the KU Trade War Lab (TWL). His research and teaching interests include international political economy, international security, foreign policy analysis, Chinese foreign policy, and U.S.-China relations. His dissertation seeks to explain why China seems to be engaging in more militarized disputes with its neighbors and trade partners despite deepening economic integration.

Expertise & Interests

  • International political economy
  • International security
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • U.S.-China relations