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Elizabeth Wishnick, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Wishnick, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Elizabeth Wishnick is an expert on Sino-Russian relations, Chinese foreign policy and Arctic strategy.

At CNA, Wishnick contributes her dual regional expertise on China and Russia, including professional proficiency in both languages, to research and analysis of Xi Jinping’s risk-taking, Sino-Russian military cooperation, China’s Arctic policy, and Chinese and Russian disinformation. She was part of a team that won CNA’s CEO Teamwork Award for Arctic research.

Wishnick is also a senior research scholar at Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute and a professor at Montclair State University, where she has taught political science. She has also received two Fulbright awards and been a fellow at Harvard University, Stanford University and the Wilson Center.

Wishnick received a doctorate in political science from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Russian and East European studies from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Barnard College.

Areas of Expertise

Geographic areas of expertise: Arctic China Europe Indo-Pacific Russia