#188 Joanna Siekiera on China

#188 Joanna Siekiera on China

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During this episode, Dr. Joanna Siekiera discusses how China is integrating itself into global affairs from a lawfare perspective. 

Research Question: Joanna Siekiera suggests an interested student ask: “Why”? Students should always start research from this question as it will help you understand who is benefiting from certain actions and omissions. In which domain are they benefiting? What are the true interests? And who is paying for all of that? We must stay pragmatic in order to see the true, not anticipatory research outcomes.


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Guest Bio: Dr. Joanna Siekiera is an international lawyer, legal advisor, Doctor of Public Policy from Poland. She is a NATO consultant and a fellow at the Marine Corps University. Her areas of expertise are the law of armed conflict (lawfare, legal culture in armed conflict, NATO legal framework) and the Indo-Pacific region, maritime security and Pacific law. Dr. Siekiera did her postdoctoral research at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway, and Ph.D. studies in New Zealand, at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of over 100 scientific publications in several languages, various legal opinions for the Polish Ministry of Justice, as well as the book “Regional Policy in the South Pacific”, and the editor of 8 monographs on international law, international relations, and security.

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