February 05, 2019

CNAS Welcomes Jude Blanchette as Adjunct Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program

Washington, February 5, 2019 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Jude Blanchette has joined the Center as an Adjunct Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program. Blanchette is currently the Senior Advisor and China Practice Lead at the Crumpton Group where he directs the firm’s strategic vision for the China practice.

Prior to joining the Crumpton Group, Blanchette directed the research program on Chinese politics and policy as the Engagement Director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business, and prior to that, was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

In Blanchette’s first book, China's New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong, scheduled for release in May of 2019, he argues that emergence of the “neo-Maoist” movement in China, with its embrace of extreme authoritarianism and hard-edged nationalism, is an important lens for understanding the future of China’s rise.

Blanchette holds a master's degree in modern Chinese studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in economics from Loyola University Maryland.

Note: Blanchette will testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the hearing, “What Keeps Xi Up at Night: Beijing’s Internal and External Challenges," on Thursday, February 7 at 9:30am ET. Learn more.

To reach Blanchette or for more information about CNAS, contact Cole Stevens at cstevens@cnas.org or 202-695-8166.