Sheena Chestnut Greitens is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas (UT), where she directs UT's Asia Policy Program, a joint initiative of the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security & Law. She is a Jeane Kirkpatrick visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Greitens's research focuses on U.S. national security, East Asia, and authoritarian politics and foreign policy. Her first book, Dictators and their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence (Cambridge, 2016) received multiple academic awards. Her second book, on authoritarianism and diaspora politics in North Korea, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press (Elements Series on Politics and Society in East Asia). Her third book manuscript is on internal security and Chinese grand strategy. Dr. Greitens's work has appeared in academic journals and edited volumes in English, Chinese, and Korean and in major media outlets, and she has testified before Congress on security and democracy in the Indo-Pacific. From 2015 to 2020, she was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri and codirector of its Institute for Korean Studies. She also has been a Brookings Institution nonresident senior fellow and an adjunct fellow with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.