Brian C. Chao is an International Relations scholar who focuses on international security issues in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. In particular, he studies naval power and geostrategy, great-power relations and the rise of China, and US defense and foreign policies. Brian's dissertation, "Winning Silver: Continental Great Powers and Naval Development," investigated why some continental great powers have been more successful than others at building strong navies, with an eye on Chinese naval development in the 21st century.
Brian holds AM and PhD degrees in Political Science and a certificate in college and university teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, an AB in Government from Dartmouth College, and certificates in Mandarin Chinese from Peking, Tsinghua, and the National Taiwan Universities.
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