BEIJING—The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy announced today that Tong Zhao is joining as an associate working with Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program.

Zhao’s research will focus on strategic security issues, including nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, and strategic stability, as well as China’s security and foreign policy. He joins a global team of Carnegie nuclear policy experts based in Washington, Moscow, Bonn, London, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, and Beijing.

“I am looking forward to working with Carnegie’s distinguished experts across the world,” Zhao said. “It is my honor and pleasure to be part of this great community that strives to promote cooperation, peace, and stability around the globe.”

Zhao was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow with the Project on Managing the Atom and the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Zhao has also served as a nonresident WSD-Handa Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS and worked for the Office of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. Zhao holds a doctorate in science, technology, and international affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Tong Zhao, a rising expert in the fields of nuclear security, arms control, and China’s security policy, to the Carnegie-Tsinghua team,” said Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center. “Zhao’s expertise in arms control and international security are important additions to both Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program.”

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