Peter Mattis


Peter Mattis is President of The Jamestown Foundation, a position he began in Fall 2023. He returns to the foundation after having served as editor of China Brief from 2011 to 2013 and as a fellow in the China program from 2013 to 2018.

Most recently, Mr. Mattis was Senior Fellow with the U.S. House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party on loan from the Special Competitive Studies Project where he served as Director for Intelligence. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Senate-appointed staff director of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) where he was a part of the legislative team that passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy ActUyghur Human Rights Policy ActTibetan Policy and Support Act, and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. He began his government career as a counterintelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he earned exceptional performance awards for analytic leadership and community support.

Mr. Mattis has written and spoken widely about the Chinese Government and Communist Party’s politics, foreign policy, internal security, intelligence, and political influence activities – including testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and the European Parliament. Mr. Mattis’ writing and commentary have appeared in Foreign AffairsForeign PolicyThe DiplomatSydney Morning HeraldStudies in IntelligenceInternational Journal of Intelligence and CounterintelligenceWar on the Rocks, and The National Interest. He also has been quoted in major media outlets including the New York TimesWall Street JournalFinancial TimesWashington PostThe EconomistBBCThe Guardian, and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Mattis is the author of Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People’s Liberation Army (2015) and co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (2019)—both of which he wrote while a Jamestown fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and Georgetown University.


Joseph Bebel

Editor, Eurasia Daily Monitor

Joseph Bebel is the Editor of the Eurasia Daily Monitor at The Jamestown Foundation. Before joining the Jamestown team, Mr. Bebel worked as an Editor at the American Enterprise Institute. He has previously completed work for Freedom House, the US Department of State and The Hungary Initiatives Foundation, among others. He speaks Hungarian fluently and has published articles on democracy in the post-Soviet space and European security for Georgetown University, Brigham Young University (BYU), European Horizons, and the European Institute.

Mr. Bebel holds a Master’s degree in Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies (with a minor in International Strategy and Diplomacy) from BYU. He has spent ample time working and completing research throughout Central Europe.


Arran Hope

Editor, China Brief

Arran Hope is the Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. He was previously a reporter for The China Project, and holds degrees in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge and Columbia University.


Sunny Cheung

Associate Fellow for China Studies and Deputy Editor, China Brief

Sunny Cheung is an Associate Fellow for China Studies and Deputy Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. He is also a visiting fellow at the SNR Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in Chinese politics, cross-strait relations, emerging technologies, and security studies. Before joining Jamestown, Mr. Cheung completed research projects for Janes Information Services, Project 2049, Academia Sinica, and the US Department of State. He was a visiting fellow at Stanford University and National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. Mr. Cheung has testified before the US Congress, UK Parliament, and Taiwanese Legislative Yuan. He was named a Global Leader by the McCain Institute in 2023. Mr. Cheung received his MA in Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins’s School of Advanced International Studies with a Dean’s Scholarship, and also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in China Studies from the University of Hong Kong.


Joshua Haney

Program Associate

Joshua Haney is a Program Associate at The Jamestown Foundation.