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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

Articles & Publications

  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" CNN 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" CNN 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。 《华尔街日报》 2013年1月4日
  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. "The High Commissioner, OHCHR, and China 1998–2005: Challenges and Achievements" in The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Conscience for the World                                                                         Brill 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. 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
  24. "Navigation en eaux troubles entre Chine et Japon" Rue 89 25 September 2012
  25. "Dangerous Waters" Foreign Policy 17 September 2012
  26. "不确定性的时代下的中日关系" 北京 4 September 2012
  27. "Beijing’s distracted leadership leaves Japan ties on hold" CNN GPS 24 August 2012
  28. "Mer de Chine : tensions en eaux troubles" Le Figaro 22 August 2012
  29. "China and Japan's Simmering Island Row is Threatening to Boil Over" The Guardian 20 August 2010
  30. "The Diminishing Returns of China’s North Korea Policy" 38 North 16 August 2012
  31. "High Stakes in the South China Sea" The Diplomat 30 July 2012
  32. "China takes the gloves off" CNN GPS 25 July 2012
  33. "Fish Story" Foreign Policy 25 June 2012
  34. "L'Occident ne doit pas compter sur la Chine en Corée du Nord" Le Figaro 20 January 2012
  35. "North Korea: Open For Business?" The Global Observatory 13 January 2012
  36. "Beijing is no one's ally in the effort to pressure and disarm North Korea" South China Morning Post 5 January 2012
  37. "Rocky Times Ahead in South China Sea" GlobalPost 5 July 2011
  38. "Who shapes China’s North Korea policy?" The Korea Times 19 May 2011
  39. "Despite Reports, China's North Korea Policy Stays the Same" Huffington Post 21 January 2011
  40. "Olvide la farsa electoral birmana" Foreign Policy Edición Española 10 November 2010
  41. "Forget About the Sham Burmese Elections: It's the growing risk of ethnic violence the world should worry about" Foreign Policy 5 November 2010
  42. "China fürchtet sich vor den Wahlen in Birma" Die Zeit 4 November 2010
  43. "Beijing wary of Myanmar elections" GlobalPost 3 October 2010
  44. "China, difícil de convencer" Foreign Policy Edición Española 23 March 2010
  45. "Why China drags its feet on UN sanctions against Iran" Christian Science Monitor 11 March 2010
  46. "Warum China mit Sanktionen zögert" Die Zeit 2 March 2010
  47. "Pekín, Oportunista Mundial" Foreign Policy 24 November 2009
  48. "Beijing, Global Free-Rider" Foreign Policy 12 November 2009
  49. Selected Publications and Media

  50. "不确定性的时代下的中日关系" 北京 4 September 2012
  51. "Risk of Accidental Escalation in the South China Sea" International Peace Institute 6 July 2011
  52. "Despite Reports, China's North Korea Policy Stays the Same" Huffington Post 21 January 2011
  53. "Forget About the Burmese Elections: It's the growing risk of ethnic violence the world should worry about" Foreign Policy 5 November 2010
  54. "Beijing wary of Myanmar elections" GlobalPost 3 October 2010
  55. "Why China drags its feet on UN sanctions against Iran" Christian Science Monitor 11 March 2010
  56. "Beijing, Global Free-Rider" Foreign Policy 12 November 2009
  57. "China’s New Dictatorship Diplomacy" Foreign Affairs January/February 2008, Volume 87 No. 1, pp 38-56
  58. "Beijing cools on Mugabe" International Herald Tribune 3 May 2007
  59. "China, the Unlikely Human Rights Champion" Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Policy Innovations 14 February 2007
  60. "China Jumps In" International Herald Tribune 2 February 2007
  61. From Principle to Practice: Operationalising the human rights-based approach to United Nations development cooperation and programming, in C. Raj Kumar & D.K. Srivastava, eds., Human Rights and Development: Law, Policy and Governance LexisNexis Butterworths 2006 pp. 327-370.
  62. "The Commission on Human Rights and Nigeria: From Pariah to Progress?", in Mool Chand Sharma and Raju Ramachandran, eds., Constitutionalism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Soli J. Sorabjee New Delhi Universal Law Publishing 2005 pp. 208-217.
  63. "Learning Lessons from IDP Resettlement: Villagisation in Northwest Rwanda" Forced Migration Review Oxford University Press Sept. 2004 pp. 23-25
  64. "The United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education: Role, Activities and Limitations of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights", in Julie Mertus and Jeff Helsing, eds., Human Rights and Conflict: New Actors, Strategies and Ethical Dilemmas Washington, D.C. United States Institute of Peace 2004
  65. The Protection Gap in the International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: the Case of Rwanda (Second Ed.) Geneva The Graduate Institute of International Studies2004 259 p. First edition published in 1996 (172 p.) and given the Arditi Award in International Relations
  66. "The Kibeho Crisis: Towards a More Effective System of International Protection for Internally Displaced Persons" Forced Migration Review Oxford University Press August 1998 pp. 8-11
  67. "Skeptical Nigerians Hope for Democracy," Review of the Graduate Institute of International Studies Spring 1999 No. 14, pp. 6-7