Issue Brief Oct 18, 2022
An allied strategy for China after the 20th Party Congress
By Matthew Kroenig, Jeffrey Cimmino, David O. Shullman, Colleen Cottle, Emma Verges
Chinese president Xi Jinping secured a third term in power as general secretary, and China is likely to continue along a more assertive course in global affairs. The United States and its allies need an updated strategy to navigate this period of relations with China.
In the NewsNov 20, 2023
Article by Garlauskas, Webster, and Verges cited widely in Congressional report
A New Atlanticist article on the PRC’s non-lethal aid to Russia by IPSI’s Markus Garlauskas and Emma Verges and GEC’s Joseph Webster was cited ten times in the 2023 Report to Congress of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
In the NewsNov 16, 2023
New article by Garlauskas, Webster, and Verges featured in Politico newsletter
On November 15, a recent New Atlanticist article by IPSI’s Markus Garlauskas and Emma Verges and GEC’s Joseph Webster was featured in the “What to Read” section of Politico’s National Security Daily newsletter.
New AtlanticistNov 15, 2023
China’s support for Russia has been hindering Ukraine’s counteroffensive
By Markus Garlauskas, Joseph Webster, Emma C. Verges
A deep dive into trade data reveals how materials imported from China are vital for Russia’s ability to sustain its continued stubborn efforts to hold onto Ukrainian territory.
Emma Verges is a Program Assistant with the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) within the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. With a background in Chinese history, culture, and politics, she produces critical analyses and forward-thinking strategies in support of the Initiative’s work on the most pressing issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Building on her knowledge of international order through the lens of international human rights and immigration, Emma has expanded her scope of work to include US-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation, Integrated Deterrence of Adversary Limited Nuclear Use in East Asia, and Trans-Atlantic-Pacific coordination to defend the rules-based international system.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Emma received her master’s degree in global affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her time in China lends a unique perspective to her work. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Russian Studies from Macalester College.