Nadège Rolland

Senior Fellow
Political and Security Affairs
The National Bureau of Asian Research

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Nadège Rolland

Nadège Rolland is Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, and a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. Her research focuses mainly on China’s domestic, foreign and defense policy, grand strategy, and the changes in global dynamics resulting from the rise of China.

She is the author of the book China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative (2017), “China’s Vision for a New World Order” (2020), “Commanding Ideas: Think Tanks as Platforms for Authoritarian Influence” (2021), and the editor of “Securing the Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Evolving Military Engagement Along the Silk Roads” and of “An Emerging China-Centric Order: China’s Vision for a New World Order in Practice.” Her articles and essays have appeared in a number of publications, including the Washington Quarterly, Strategic Asia, Politique Etrangère, Survival, the Diplomat, Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, and the Journal of Democracy.

Prior to joining the NBR, Nadège Rolland served for two decades as an analyst and Senior Advisor on Asian and Chinese strategic issues to the French Ministry of Defense, for which she has been awarded the Medal of Honor.

She holds a MA in China studies from the National Institute of Oriental Languages ​​and Civilizations and a MSc in strategic studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. She is also a National Taiwan Normal University alumna.

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Edited Publications

In the Media

Marking Communist Centenary, China Heralds Its Rising Influence (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Jul 1, 2021)
La Nouvelle Route de la Soie (U.S. Embassy Algiers Public Diplomacy, Mar 31, 2021)
A New World Order, According to Beijing (International Centre for Defence and Security, Feb 17, 2021)
Commanding Ideas: Think Tanks as Platforms for Authoritarian Influence (National Endowment for Democracy, Dec 15, 2020)
Fueling U.S.-China Clash, Years of Disconnects (Christian Science Monitor, Oct 2, 2020)
China’s Pandemic Power Play (Journal of Democracy, Jul 30, 2020)
The Pacific Century Talks With Nadege Rolland (The Pacific Century, Jun 11, 2020)
Is a China-Led World Order Inevitable? (Asia Times, May 27, 2020)
The U.S. vs. China – A New Cold War? (DW Akademie, May 22, 2020)
The Next Phase of the Belt and Road (Podcast) (Rules Based Audio, Oct 8, 2019)
Majlis Podcast: China’s Security Interests In Central Asia (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Feb 24, 2019)
A China–Russia Condominium over Eurasia (Survival: Global Politics and Strategy February–March 2019, Jan 28, 2019)
The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Grand Strategy? (Grand Designs: Does China Have a Grand Strategy?, Oct 18, 2017)
Book Presentation at ECFR Paris Event (ECFR Paris, Jul 11, 2017)
Why Does China Want to Revive the Silk Road? (BBC World Service, Jun 25, 2017)
Why the Belt & Road Initiative? (National Interest, Jun 8, 2017)
Unwrapping the Belt and Road: Chinese Perspectives (George Washington University Central Asia Program, Mar 8, 2016)
China and the Developing World (Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Feb 24, 2016)
La nouvelle Route de la soie. Les ambitions chinoises en Eurasie (Politique étrangère, 2015/3 Automne, Oct 1, 2015)
A Fiber Optic Silk Road (Diplomat, Apr 2, 2015)