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. Her research focuses mainly on China’s foreign and defense policy and the changes in regional dynamics across Eurasia resulting from the rise of China. Drawing on her twenty years of experience as a French government official, she also examines the prospects for transatlantic cooperation in research and policy related to Asia.

Prior to joining NBR, Ms. Rolland was an analyst and senior adviser on Asian and Chinese strategic issues to the French Ministry of Defense (1994–2014) and a research analyst for the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) (2007–8).

She is the author of the book China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative (2017).Her articles have appeared in various publications, including the Washington Quarterly, Foreign Policy, the Diplomat, the Asan Open Forum, the Lowy Institute Interpreter, and Strategic Asia, and her comments have been published by the Wall Street Journal, Libération, Les Echos, the Indian National Interest, Radio Free Asia, and BBC World Service.

Ms. Rolland is a graduate of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (MSc Chinese Language and Contemporary Chinese Studies, 1994) and of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (MSc Strategic Studies, 2007).


Edited Publications

In the Media

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)
La marche des éleveurs à Chartres (Liberation, May 25, 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)