Lily McElwee serves as a fellow in the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her research interests include U.S.-China relations, EU-China relations, and global governance. She is also a DZ bank fellow in transatlantic business and finance with the American Council on Germany and a CSIS-USC U.S.-Korea NextGen scholar. Her work has appeared in International Affairs, The Diplomat, St Antony’s International Review, and E-International Relations. She holds a DPhil in China studies and an MSc from the University of Oxford and a BA with honors in political science from Stanford University.
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Has China become too cosy with private equity?
Lily McElwee in Financial Times — May 30, 2023
Little room for maneuver as U.S.-China ties slide further
Lily McElwee in Reuters — March 24, 2023
China’s support for Russia taints Ukraine ‘peace’ plan, western officials say
Lily McElwee in Financial Times — February 24, 2023
Chinese Perceptions of America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Lily McElwee in CSIS Interpret: China — June 13, 2022
Will Germany Depart from the Merkel Model on China? Beijing Will Have a Say.
Lily McElwee in The Diplomat — June 13, 2022
All content by Lily McElwee
Xi Goes to Moscow: A Marriage of Inconvenience?
Commentary by Lily McElwee , Maria Snegovaya , Alexandra Chopenko , and Tina Dolbaia — March 28, 2023
China-Russia: A New Cold War?
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz , Maria Snegovaya , and Lily McElwee — March 24, 2023
The Rise and Demise of the EU-China Investment Agreement: Takeaways for the Future of German Debate on China
Report by Lily McElwee — March 20, 2023
Despite Beijing’s Charm Offensive, the EU-China Investment Agreement Is Not Coming Back
Commentary by Lily McElwee — February 23, 2023
Dire Straits: China’s Push to Secure Its Energy Interests in the Middle East
Digital Report by Matthew P. Funaiole , Brian Hart , and Lily McElwee — February 3, 2023
CCP Inc. in Argentina: China’s International Space Industry Engagement
Report by Samantha Lu , Briana Boland , and Lily McElwee — January 24, 2023
Indo-Pacific Forecast 2023
Event by Victor Cha , Emily Benson , Jude Blanchette , Charles Edel , Matthew P. Goodman , Christopher B. Johnstone , Scott Kennedy , Ellen Kim , and Bonny Lin , Lily McElwee , Erin L. Murphy , Yuko Nakano , Gregory B. Poling , William Alan Reinsch , Nicholas Szechenyi , Raymond Vickery , Kurt Campbell , Ambassador Taeyong Cho , Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez — January 12, 2023
Unpacking EU-China Relations in 2022: Prospects for the Year Ahead
Event by Lily McElwee , Max Bergmann , Noah Barkin , Mathieu Duchâtel , Liana Fix , and Mikko Huotari — December 8, 2022
Book Event: No Limits: The Inside Story of China's War with the West
Event by Max Bergmann , Lily McElwee , and Andrew Small — November 18, 2022
How Scholz’s Unpopular Trip to Beijing Actually Served U.S. Interests
Commentary by Lily McElwee — November 7, 2022