Brian Hart is an associate fellow with the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where he researches the evolving nature of Chinese power. His particular research interests include Chinese foreign policy, Chinese military modernization, and U.S.-China technological competition. Prior to joining the China Power Project, he conducted research on Chinese politics and foreign policy for the Project 2049 Institute, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, and Trivium China. Brian earned his M.A. with honors in China Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he was awarded the Loe Fellowship for Excellence in China Studies. He also received a Graduate Certificate in China Studies from the SAIS Hopkins-Nanjing Center and holds a B.A. with honors in politics and international affairs from Wake Forest University, where he graduated magna cum laude.