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China’s increasing military capabilities: tracking China’s naval expansion and its impact on U.S.-China relations

Full Biography

Lea Thome is an international security scholar, with a special focus on China issues. She holds a bachelor‘s degree in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Chinese from the University of Rochester and has also been named a Schwarzman Scholar, graduating with a master‘s degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University. Originally hailing from Germany, she has dedicated her research to studying issues of security and defense, particularly in the field of military and great power competition.