Dean Cheng

Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation, specializes in China's military and foreign policy, in particular its relationship with the rest of Asia and with the United States. He has written extensively on China's military doctrine, technological implications of its space program and "dual use" issues associated with the communist nation's industrial and scientific infrastructure.

Dean previously worked for 13 years as a senior analyst, first with Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), the Fortune 500 specialist in defense and homeland security, and then with the China Studies division of the Center for Naval Analyses, the federally funded research institute.

Before entering the private sector, Dean studied China's defense-industrial complex for a congressional agency, the Office of Technology Assessment, as an analyst in the International Security and Space Program.

Dean has appeared on public affairs shows such as John McLaughlin's One on One and programs on National Public Radio, CNN International, BBC World Service and International Television News (ITN). He has been interviewed by or provided commentary for publications such as Time magazine, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Jane's Defense Weekly, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

Dean has spoken at the National Space Symposium, National Defense University, the Air Force Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies.

He earned a bachelor's degree in politics from Princeton University in 1986 and studied for a doctorate at MIT. Dean and his wife reside in Vienna, Va.

Links for Dean Cheng
China and East Asian Security
2012 Spring Symposium
Bulletin of May 11, 2012

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