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Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the Finance Expert on the Panel of Experts Established Pursuant to UN 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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    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. "U.S.-China Cooperation on North Korea: What are the Options?"
    U.S. Institute Of Peace
    9 June 2014
  2. "Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission"
    U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission
    5 June 2014
  3. "U.S. Prosperity Is Intertwined With Asian Prosperity"
    U.S. News & World Report
    28 April 2014
  4. "Fallout from China’s Air Defense Identification Zone Underscores Need for Crisis Mechanisms"
    U.S. Institute Of Peace
    5 December 2013
  5. "China's Air-Defense Identification Zone: What Happens Next?"
    The Atlantic / Asia Society ChinaFile
    28 November 2013
  6. "Why's the U.S. Flying Bombers Over the East China Sea?"
    Asia Society, ChinaFile
    27 November 2013
  7. "Opinion: From Japan to the U.S., China embarks on a bolder foreign policy"
    24 November 2013
  8. "中国的朝鲜政策:从“阳光之乡”退回原路?"
    38 North
    23 July 2013
  9. "中国的朝鲜难题"
    International Crisis Group
    19 July 2013
  10. "China’s North Korea Policy: Backtracking from Sunnylands?"
    38 North
    2 July 2013
  11. "Does Promoting Core Interests Do China More Harm than Good?"
    Asia Society China File
    2 May 2013
  12. "Navigating Tensions in the East China Sea"
    Huffington Post
    17 April 2013
  13. "China: New Leaders, Same Assertive Foreign Policy"
    8 March 2013
  14. "N Korea sets stark policy test for China"
    Financial Times
    12 February 2013
  15. "A Sea of Tensions"
    Insight Magazine
    American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
    10 January 2013
  16. 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。
  17. "A Dangerous Escalation in the East China Sea"
    The Wall Street Journal
    5 January 2013
  18. "Choppy weather in the China Seas"
    Le Monde diplomatique
    12 December 2013
  19. "Why China won't turn the other cheek over foreign policy"
    14 November 2012
  20. "驾驭不确定时期的中日关系"
    14 November 2012
  21. "Guerre des nationalismes en mer de Chine"
    Le Monde diplomatique
    2 November 2012
  22. 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。
  23. "Navigation en eaux troubles entre Chine et Japon"
    Rue 89
    25 September 2012
  24. "Dangerous Waters"
    Foreign Policy
    17 September 2012
  25. "不确定性的时代下的中日关系"
    4 September 2012
  26. "Beijing’s distracted leadership leaves Japan ties on hold"
    24 August 2012
  27. "Mer de Chine : tensions en eaux troubles"
    Le Figaro
    22 August 2012
  28. "China and Japan's Simmering Island Row is Threatening to Boil Over"
    The Guardian
    20 August 2010
  29. "The Diminishing Returns of China’s North Korea Policy"
    38 North
    16 August 2012
  30. "High Stakes in the South China Sea"
    The Diplomat
    30 July 2012
  31. "China takes the gloves off"
    25 July 2012
  32. "Fish Story"
    Foreign Policy
    25 June 2012
  33. "L'Occident ne doit pas compter sur la Chine en Corée du Nord"
    Le Figaro
    20 January 2012
  34. "North Korea: Open For Business?"
    The Global Observatory
    13 January 2012
  35. "Beijing is no one's ally in the effort to pressure and disarm North Korea"
    South China Morning Post
    5 January 2012
  36. "Rocky Times Ahead in South China Sea"
    5 July 2011
  37. "Who shapes China’s North Korea policy?"
    The Korea Times
    19 May 2011
  38. "Despite Reports, China's North Korea Policy Stays the Same"
    Huffington Post
    21 January 2011
  39. "Olvide la farsa electoral birmana"
    Foreign Policy Edición Española
    10 November 2010
  40. "Forget About the Sham Burmese Elections: It's the growing risk of ethnic violence the world should worry about"
    Foreign Policy
    5 November 2010
  41. "China fürchtet sich vor den Wahlen in Birma"
    Die Zeit
    4 November 2010
  42. "Beijing wary of Myanmar elections"
    3 October 2010
  43. "China, difícil de convencer"
    Foreign Policy Edición Española
    23 March 2010
  44. "Why China drags its feet on UN sanctions against Iran"
    Christian Science Monitor
    11 March 2010
  45. "Warum China mit Sanktionen zögert"
    Die Zeit
    2 March 2010
  46. "Pekín, Oportunista Mundial"
    Foreign Policy
    24 November 2009
  47. "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