Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
- Dr Yanan Song
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- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- By appointment
Dr Yanan Song is a Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). Prior to joining SOAS she was a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics at University of Exeter. She had her PhD degree in Politics at Durham University, and completed her MSc in International Public Policy at University College London (UCL).
Her research has a strong focus on American foreign policy, with a particular interest in the US commitment to NATO in the post-Cold War period. Her work extensively explores the operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan and, in particular, Libya and it adopts a ‘foreign policy analysis’ focus, with particular emphasis on intra-US administration bureaucratic politics. Her article ‘The US Commitment to NATO in the Post-Cold War Period – A Case Study on Libya’ won the Neustadt Prize from American Politics Group.
Yanan is currently working on key issue areas in the US-China relations in need of greater mutual understanding, with a particular interest in One Belt One Road and the reconfiguration of the bilateral relationship.