Research Associate, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Ashley Feng is a research associate for the Energy, Economics, and Security program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests include U.S.-China trade relations, China’s economic policies, and China’s global economic footprint. She also researches the intersection of trade, investment restrictions, and export controls and national security. Prior to CNAS, she was research associate for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where she researched U.S. policy toward China and Chinese foreign policy. Prior to CFR, she worked at the National Defense University, the Congressional Research Service, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the China Affairs office in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Her work and commentary have appeared in NPR, CNBC, Foreign Policy, Fortune, Scientific American, and The National Interest. She received her BA in government and politics and geographical sciences from the University of Maryland. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Outside of CNAS, Feng is providing outside informal counsel exclusively to the Biden campaign for President.
Recent Publications & News
PodcastHong Kong Protests Update
By Ashley Feng
CommentaryWelcome to the New Phase of US-China Tech Competition
By Ashley Feng & Lorand Laskai
PodcastCould the trade war with China topple the US oil sanctions framework?
By Neil Bhatiya & Ashley Feng
VideoTwo Years of North Korean Coal Export Restrictions
By Ashley Feng
CommentaryThis Is How to Solve America's Rare-Earths Dilemma
By Martijn Rasser & Ashley Feng
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