Lauren Dickey
Research Analyst


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 is currently completing a PhD (ABD) in War Studies at King's College London and the National University of Singapore. Her PhD research focuses on Chinese strategy toward Taiwan, with particular focus on the period since 2012. Prior to beginning her PhD, 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.


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’”

Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Program