Experts reactNov 28, 2022
Experts react: What this wave of protests means for the future of the Chinese Communist Party
By Atlantic Council experts
How is the CCP likely to scramble to save face in the midst of rare protests—and will its efforts even work? Our experts give their takes on what the future holds.
ArticleSep 22, 2022
Assumptions and hypotheticals: Second edition
By Emma Schroeder
In the second "Assumptions and Hypotheticals," we explore various topics, including the cyber sovereignty debate, the question of an attribution threshold, and the utility of cyber tools in crisis escalation.
In-Depth Research & ReportsAug 24, 2022
Chinese discourse power: Ambitions and reality in the digital domain
By Kenton Thibaut
The CCP has embarked on a concerted strategy to gain control over the global digital and information environment. Its goal: create an alternative global order with China at its heart.
Kenton Thibaut is the resident china fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining DFRLab, Thibaut served as an associate at GreenPoint Group, a boutique strategic advisory firm in Washington, DC, where she conducted analysis in Chinese and English on the implications of Chinese policies on client interests vis-à-vis US-China commercial and foreign relations. She possesses professional fluency in Mandarin and extensive in-country China experience, as well as a strong research background supported by various fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship, Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, and Boren National Security Fellowship.
Thibaut holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in international economics and China studies. She is also a PhD candidate at Georgetown University, where she focuses on China’s role in the global information environment and implications for authoritarian learning and resilience. Thibaut was also recently named as a 2021 security fellow at the Truman National Security Project.