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Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Countering China’s challenge to the free world: A report for the Free World Commission

The increasing assertiveness of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses a significant challenge to the interests and values of likeminded allies and partners and a rules-based internationa system.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

China Human Rights

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Countering China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

The implementation of the national security law has stifled the democratic movement in Hong Kong. This action sparked a series of democratic protests that China quickly attempted to dismantle—alarming observers worldwide. Can democracies mitigate the impact of the new national security laws on Hong Kong? Should Chine face penalties from the international community? Or will aligned democracies fail to defend other vulnerable democratic nations against Chinese malign influence?

Issue Brief by Anna Downs and Ash Jain

China Civil Society

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Jain in The National Interest: Joe Biden’s historic opportunity to reshape global order

"America’s alliances have been one of its greatest strategic assets, helping unleash unprecedented geopolitical stability, economic development, and increase in human dignity worldwide over the last 75 years. Trump nearly destroyed this asset. But by reinvesting in these relationships and approaching them in a more networked and humble manner, Biden can address the most consequential challenges and crises of today and tomorrow while constructing a new order for the coming decades," writes Ash in the National Interest.

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Ash Jain is a senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he oversees the Atlantic Council’s Democratic Order Initiative and D-10 Strategy Forum. He previously served as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff, focusing on US alliances and partnerships, international norms, and challenges to the democratic order — including those posed by Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. 
 
Jain was a Bosch public policy fellow with the German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Academy and executive director for the Project for a United and Strong America, where he coordinated a bipartisan foreign policy task force to produce a blueprint for a values-based national security strategy, Setting Priorities for American Leadership. He also served as an adviser for the White House Office of Global Communications and with the staffs of Senators Fred Thompson and Dan Coats. 
 
He is the author of several publications, including Strategy of Constrainment:  Countering Russia’s Challenge to the Democratic Order (co-author); Like-Minded & Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Advancing a Liberal World Order (Council on Foreign Relations) and Nuclear Weapons and Iran’s Global Ambitions: Troubling Scenarios (Washington Institute for Near East Policy). His published articles and commentary have appeared in various news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Hill, C-SPAN, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting, and France 24. 

Jain has also taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He earned a JD/MS in foreign service from Georgetown University and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan.

Jain has also taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He earned a JD/MS in foreign service from Georgetown University and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan.

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