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Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the Finance Expert on the UN Panel of Experts Established Pursuant to Resolution 1874.

Previously, she served as Asia-Pacific Director at the United States Institute of Peace. From 2008-2013, she established and managed the Beijing office of the International Crisis Group, engaging in research, analysis and promotion of policy prescriptions on the role of China in conflict areas around the world and in its relations with neighboring countries.

Kleine-Ahlbrandt worked as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that she worked for the United Nations for a decade where she focused on the African continent and served as Officer-in-Charge of the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Kleine-Ahlbrandt was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, investigated genocide and other human rights violations for the United Nations in Rwanda (1994-1995), and worked with the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe.

Kleine-Ahlbrandt has written on China’s foreign policy, Chinese views of the strategic environment, Sino-U.S. relations, Chinese assessments of the Iran nuclear issue, the Korean peninsula, maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, China-Central Asian relations, China-Myanmar relations and China-Africa relations. Her writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit and the International Herald Tribune, as well as various edited volumes on Asian security. Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the author of a book on post-genocide Rwanda.


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Media Mentions

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt has contributed quotes and analysis to various national and international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Financial Times.

Compiled list of media mentions
  1. "North Korea’s Illicit Cyber Operations_ What Can Be Done" 38 North, Stimson Center, 28 February 2020
  2. "Maximum Pressure against North Korea, RIP" 38 North, Stimson Center, 7 October 2019
  3. "Interview with Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt on the UN Panel of Experts Latest Report to the Security Council" 38 North, Stimson Center, 5 September 2019
  4. "U.S.-China Cooperation on North Korea: What are the Options?" U.S. Institute Of Peace 9 June 2014
  5. "Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission" U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission 5 June 2014
  6. "U.S. Prosperity Is Intertwined With Asian Prosperity" U.S. News & World Report 28 April 2014
  7. "U.S. Prosperity Is Intertwined With Asian Prosperity" U.S. News & World Report 28 April 2014
  8. "Fallout from China’s Air Defense Identification Zone Underscores Need for Crisis Mechanisms" U.S. Institute Of Peace 5 December 2013
  9. "The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and China 1998–2005: Challenges and Achievements” in The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : Conscience for the World, edited by Felice D. Gaer, and Christen L. Broecker, BRILL, 2013.
  10. "Why's the U.S. Flying Bombers Over the East China Sea?" Asia Society, ChinaFile 27 November 2013
  11. "Opinion: From Japan to the U.S., China embarks on a bolder foreign policy" CNN 24 November 2013
  12. "China’s North Korea Policy: Backtracking from Sunnylands?" 38 North 2 July 2013
  13. "Does Promoting Core Interests Do China More Harm than Good?" Asia Society China File 2 May 2013
  14. "Navigating Tensions in the East China Sea" Huffington Post 17 April 2013
  15. "China: New Leaders, Same Assertive Foreign Policy" CNN 8 March 2013
  16. "N Korea sets stark policy test for China" Financial Times 12 February 2013
  17. "A Sea of Tensions" Insight Magazine American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai 10 January 2013
  18. "A Dangerous Escalation in the East China Sea" The Wall Street Journal 5 January 2013
  19. "Choppy weather in the China Seas" Le Monde diplomatique 12 December 2013
  20. "Why China won't turn the other cheek over foreign policy" CNN 14 November 2012
  21. "驾驭不确定时期的中日关系" Caixin 14 November 2012
  22. "Guerre des nationalismes en mer de Chine" Le Monde diplomatique 2 November 2012
  23. "Navigation en eaux troubles entre Chine et Japon" Rue 89 25 September 2012
  24. "Dangerous Waters" Foreign Policy 17 September 2012
  25. 中国海风波不断: 中国的国家领导层换届,随之而来究竟发生了多少变化?新一届领导班子不太可能改变中国对东海和南海争端的现有想法。 法国《世界外交论衡月刊》(英文版) 2012年11月
  26. "中国的朝鲜政策:从“阳光之乡”退回原路?" 38 North 23 July 2013
  27. "中国的朝鲜难题" International Crisis Group 19 July 2013
  28. 东中国海争端恶化,险象环生: 中国与日本必须立即采取行动,防止不断恶化的领土争端最终升级成为军事冲突。 《华尔街日报》2013年1月4日
  29. "不确定性的时代下的中日关系" 北京 4 September 2012
  30. "Beijing’s distracted leadership leaves Japan ties on hold" CNN GPS 24 August 2012
  31. "Mer de Chine : tensions en eaux troubles" Le Figaro 22 August 2012
  32. "China and Japan's Simmering Island Row is Threatening to Boil Over" The Guardian 20 August 2010
  33. "The Diminishing Returns of China’s North Korea Policy" 38 North 16 August 2012
  34. "High Stakes in the South China Sea" The Diplomat 30 July 2012
  35. "China takes the gloves off" CNN GPS 25 July 2012
  36. "Fish Story" Foreign Policy 25 June 2012
  37. "L'Occident ne doit pas compter sur la Chine en Corée du Nord" Le Figaro 20 January 2012
  38. "North Korea: Open For Business?" The Global Observatory 13 January 2012
  39. "Beijing is no one's ally in the effort to pressure and disarm North Korea" South China Morning Post 5 January 2012
  40. "Rocky Times Ahead in South China Sea" GlobalPost 5 July 2011
  41. "Who shapes China’s North Korea policy?" The Korea Times 19 May 2011
  42. "Despite Reports, China's North Korea Policy Stays the Same" Huffington Post 21 January 2011
  43. "Olvide la farsa electoral birmana" Foreign Policy Edición Española 10 November 2010
  44. "Forget About the Sham Burmese Elections: It's the growing risk of ethnic violence the world should worry about" Foreign Policy 5 November 2010
  45. "China fürchtet sich vor den Wahlen in Birma" Die Zeit 4 November 2010
  46. "Beijing wary of Myanmar elections" GlobalPost 3 October 2010
  47. "China, difícil de convencer" Foreign Policy Edición Española 23 March 2010
  48. "Why China drags its feet on UN sanctions against Iran" Christian Science Monitor 11 March 2010
  49. "Warum China mit Sanktionen zögert" Die Zeit 2 March 2010
  50. "Pekín, Oportunista Mundial" Foreign Policy 24 November 2009
  51. "Beijing, Global Free-Rider" Foreign Policy 12 November 2009
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  1. South Korea - China Relations
    BBC World News
    28 June 2013
  2. North Korea marks 60th anniversary of Korean War with "Victory Day" parade
    Sky News
    27 June 2013
  3. What can China and the world do to deter a nuclear North Korea?
    CNN's On China
    14 June 2013
  4. China's influence on North Korea
    CNN's On China
    14 June 2013
  5. U.S. - China Summit
    Sky News
    13 June 2013
  6. Japan and Russia: Trade before territory?
    Al Jazeera English
    30 April 2013
  7. American Faces Death Penalty In North Korea
    28 April 2013
  8. Chinese influence on N. Korea
    24 April 2013
  9. China’s role in Myanmar peace talks with Kachin
    Al Jazeera English
    4 February 2013
  10. North Korea missile launch
    Impact - BBC World News
    12 December 2012
  11. Interview with Isaac Stonefish
    15 October 2012
  12. China-Japan crisis
    Al Jazeera English
    18 September 2012
  13. Interview with Phoenix TV on Chinese foreign policy towards the South China Sea, East china Sea and North Korea
    Phoenix TV
    29 July 2012
  14. China-Afghanistan relations as Western countries prepare to withdraw in 2014
    BBC World News
    7 June 2012
  15. China-Myanmar-India
    Impact - BBC World News
    28 May 2012
  16. Disputes in the South China Sea
    Impact - BBC World News
    23 April 2012
  17. On Hillary Clinton's visit to Myanmar
    Al Jazeera English
    11 January 2012
  18. On new ICG Report, "China's Myanmar Strategy: Elections, Ethnic Politics and Economics"
    Al Jazeera English
    21 September 2010
  19. MORE