Research Interests: Chinese foreign policy; nontraditional security in Asia; great power relations in Central Asia
Elizabeth Wishnick is Professor of Political Science at Montclair State University, where she is also the Coordinator of the Asian Studies Undergraduate Minor. Since 2002, she has been a research scholar at WEAI. She previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, Chinese politics, and Chinese foreign policy at Barnard College, Columbia College, and SIPA.
Professor Wishnick’s research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and non-traditional security. Her current book project, China’s Risk: Oil, Water, Food and Regional Security (forthcoming Columbia University Press, 2016) addresses the security and foreign policy consequences for the Asia-Pacific region of oil, water and food risks in China. She is also writing a study on China’s interests and goals in the Arctic for the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, where she also published three studies on great power relations in Central Asia. Professor Wishnick is the author of Mending Fences: The Evolution of Moscow’s China Policy from Brezhnev to Yeltsin (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014 and 2001).
Professor Wishnick was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Spring 2012 and a fellow at Columbia’s Center for International Conflict Resolution from 2011-2013. She received grants from the National Asia Research Program fellowship (2010), the Smith Richardson Foundation (2008-9), the East Asian Institute (Seoul, South Korea, 2007) and the EastWestCenter (Summer 2005 and 2004) and was a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong (2002-3). She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University, and a B.A. from Barnard College.
Elizabeth Wishnick, Mending Fences: The Evolution of Moscow’s China Policy from Brezhnev to Yeltsin (University of Washington Press, 2014).