George Yin

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

George Yin received his doctorate in Government from Harvard University in 2017, where he was a Samuel Huntington Fellow. His research focuses on the identity politics of conflict, in particular how actors come to acquire beliefs and identities that drive conflict and the strategic logic of ideational violence. He explores these two themes in a variety of contexts, such as nationalism, religious terrorism, and extremism in cyberspace. His research and commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Diplomat, and The Conversation. He has held visiting positions at Keio University,Trinity College Dublin, and Waseda University, and his research has received support from the Tobin Project, the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, among others. He has a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a MSc from the London School of Economics.

360 Haldeman
HB 6048
Education: 
B.A. Swarthmore College
MSc London School of Economics
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected publications

Yin, George. “Domestic repression and international aggression? Why Xi is uninterested in diversionary conflict.The Brookings Institution. January 22, 2019.

Yin, George & Wu, Si. “China’s Political Economy After 40 Years of Reform.The National Interest. December 10, 2018.

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