In the NewsFeb 7, 2023
Roberts Offers Insights on China’s Spy Balloon
On February 3, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in the Daily Montanan, discussing the details on China’s spy balloon. On February 4, he was interviewed on NewsNation on this matter, and spoke to CBC about it. He was also quoted in the New York Post, explaining, “the spy balloon saga came […]
New AtlanticistFeb 3, 2023
Five questions (and expert answers) about the curious case of the Chinese spy balloon
By Atlantic Council experts
US fighter jets have shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, but the tensions linger in the world's most important bilateral relationship. Our experts float their takes.
In the NewsFeb 2, 2023
Roberts Featured in Bloomberg and SCMP
On January 23, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts appeared on Bloomberg Businessweek to discuss the implications of China’s reopening for the world economy and markets, and whether Xi Jinping will backtrack on his newly friendly attitude toward private enterprises. On January 31, he was quoted in the South China Morning Post. In a […]
Dexter Tiff Roberts is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Roberts is an award-winning journalist and a regular commentator on US-China relations. He is also a fellow at the University of Montana’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center.
Previously, he was China bureau chief and Asia News editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Beijing for more than two decades. His recent reporting has focused on how legacy policies from China’s past, including its household registration system, are leading to growing inequality and social tension, and are holding back the country’s development. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and studied at National Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Training Center in Taipei, Taiwan.
Roberts has won numerous journalism honors, including Overseas Press Club awards, the Sidney Hillman Foundation prize, Human Rights Press awards, and Society of Publishers in Asia editorial excellence awards. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and a master of international affairs focusing on China and journalism from Columbia University, where he was a recipient of the New York Financial Writers Association Scholarship. Roberts’ first book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, The Factory, and The Future of the World, (St. Martin’s Press) was chosen as one of The Economist “best books of the year” for 2020. He is represented by Macmillan Speakers Bureau and has launched a China trade newsletter titled Trade War.