I am a Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre, and independent consultant. My work explores the domestic and global implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s “autonomic” approach to state security. It offers new ways of thinking about how to understand and respond to China’s pursuit of artificial intelligence and big data-enabled capabilities to augment political and social control.
I hold a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham (2017), an MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford (2011), a BA in International Affairs from Florida State University (2010), and a BA in Chinese Language and Culture from Florida State University (2010).
Asahi shimbun interview
Taketsugu Sato conducted a long interview with me for Japan’s the Asahi Shimbun (translated and published in Japanese) covering China’s tech-enhanced authoritarianism and the research in my ASPI ICPC reports Engineering Global Consent and Supply Chains and the Global Data Ecosystem. The interview is available here in Japanese.
Testimony for the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee
On 2 March 2021, I gave oral evidence at the hearing “Xinjiang detention camps, HC 800”. A transcript of the event is available here.
Testimony for the EU Parliament China Delegation
On 26 February 2021, I gave a testimony at the meeting on “China and Artificial Intelligence”. A record of the event is available here.
MIT Technology Review Interview ‘How China surveils the world’
Mara Hvistendahl conducted a long interview with me for MIT Technology Review, covering my Australian Strategic Policy Institute report Engineering Global Consent, and my views on the global implications of China’s technology-enhanced authoritarianism. The full interview is available here.
The Observer Interview
Ian Tucker conducted a long interview with me for The Observer (The Guardian UK Sunday edition), covering my Australian Strategic Policy Institute report Engineering Global Consent, and my views on the global implications of China’s technology-enhanced authoritarianism. The full interview is available here.
Report “Engineering Global Consent” featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners
On 14 October 2020, ABC Four Corners investigation “Red Flags” was first aired to coincide with the launch of my Australian Strategic Policy Institute report Engineering Global Consent. The episode featured an interview with me and ASPI colleagues. A summary of the content from my report included in the ABC investigation is available here.
Testimony for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
In May 2019, I testified before the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at the hearing “China’s Digital Authoritarianism: Surveillance, Influence, and Political Control” on 16 May 2019. Please see the Full Text of my Prepared Statement and the Hearing Video. A summary of my responses in Q&A is available via Tanner Greer @ The Scholar’s Stage