Matthew P. Funaiole is a fellow with the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he works on projects that pertain to Chinese foreign and security policy, cross-strait relations, and the broader Asia-Pacific security architecture. He is the principal researcher for the ChinaPower website, which uses data visualization and written analysis to unpack the complexity of China’s rise. His research interests also include maritime trade, power dynamics, and alliance structures. Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Funaiole taught international relations and foreign policy analysis at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, where he also completed his doctoral research. He previously worked on an ongoing research project at the University of Cambridge that examines legal regimes and political authority in Asia. Dr. Funaiole is also engaged in several creative writing projects, and he is an avid photography enthusiast.