75 years of service to our nation

 


James Bellacqua
Senior Research Scientist

BIOGRAPHY

James Bellacqua is a Senior Research Scientist in CNA's China Studies Division. At CNA, his research has focused on authoritative PRC media signaling, Chinese perceptions of U.S. military operations in the Asia-Pacific, Chinese and U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia, and U.S.-Vietnam relations. Bellacqua has lived, worked, and traveled extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific, including three years in the People's Republic of China. Bellacqua speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese fluently.

Bellacqua is the author of "The U.S.-Vietnam Relations" (CNA, 2012), the editor of "The Future of China-Russia Relations" (University Press of Kentucky, 2010), and a contributing author to "China's Response to Terrorism" (U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 2016).

Bellacqua holds an M.B.A from American University and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Lewis & Clark College. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies and he has also studied at Guangxi Normal University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
China
South China Sea

CNA DIVISION
China Studies