Wilson Center Experts

Weigan Niu

ECNU Scholar
History and Public Policy Program

Contact Information:
T 202/691-4121 // F 202/691-4001
Cold War
Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
North America
Russia and Eurasia
Associate Professor, Center for International Issue Studies, Jiangsu Provincial College of Administration.
Wilson Center Project(s):
"The Transformation of the International Structure and the Evolution of American Two-ocean Alliances after the Cold War"
Jun 30, 2014
Dec 15, 2014

I am an associate professor as a tutor for graduate student in the Center for International Issue Studies of College of Administration of Jiangsu Province. I had been a post-doctoral researcher in Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, studying Sino-US disagreements in the causes of the international financial crisis since 2008 and the Strategy of US "returning to Asia" from Feb 2010 to Jul 2012. I also had been a post-doctoral researcher to study the Cold War Residual Impacting On the Regional Cooperation in East Asia in Nanjing University from 2007 Dec to 2009 Nov. 

I have about 18 years' teaching and researching experience in middle school and university with patience to listen, and sensitivity to the needs of students, cooperators, and maintaining good relations with them.

Project Summary

The US intervened in several major international events and let their trences by two big alliance systems which are the Atlantic Alliance and the Asia Pacific Alliance (we name them US Two-ocean Alliances, similarly hereinafter), thus confirmed that the "multi polarization trend of contemporary international structure is obvious" is a false judgment. Two trends of contemporary international structure are changing between the three main branches of contesting powers, which provides US with mechanism space to maintain and optimize the Two-ocean Alliances. At the same time the residual issues of the Cold War provides US with thick historical root and most realistic condition to operate the Two-ocean Alliances.

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