Lauren Dickey
Research Scientist


Lauren Dickey is a research analyst with CNA's China-Indo-Pacific Division, where she is a member of the Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Program. Her current research focuses on Chinese military strategy and Chinese activities in the Indo-Pacific. Dickey received a PhD in War Studies at King's College London and the National University of Singapore, where she researched modern Chinese strategy toward Taiwan. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. She holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in Asian Studies and Chinese from the University of Oregon. She was a Chinese Language Flagship scholar and Critical Language Scholarship recipient during her undergraduate studies and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar during her Master's degree. Dickey is professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


October 30, 2019

Lauren Dickey writes, "The administration's decision to go forward with sales of these advanced systems further suggests that it is unafraid of potential blowback from China and seeks to treat U.S.-Taiwan security ties independently of U.S.-China relations."

The National Bureau of Asian Research: "Change and Continuity in U.S.-Taiwan Security Ties"

July 5, 2019

Lauren Dickey says, "The political elite in Taiwan are watching the events in Hong Kong closely."

The Atlantic: "Hong Kong and Taiwan Are Bonding over China"

June 21, 2019

Lauren Dickey speaks on Foxconn possibly moving parts of its company from China to Taiwan, saying, "The question, then, is whether these linkages become political risks or liabilities."

The New York Times: "Taiwan's iPhone Tycoon Walks a Fraught U.S.-China Line in Presidential Run"

January 5, 2019

Lauren Dickey says, “It merits watching how Chinese tactics toward Taiwan have evolved — and will likely continue to evolve — as a way to analyze how Chinese efforts to coerce or influence may manifest in other countries.”

The New York Times: “Taiwan’s President, Defying Xi Jinping, Calls Unification Offer ‘Impossible’”

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