Cristina Garafola

Cristina Garafola is a Research Assistant-China Specialist at the RAND Corporation. She holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Cristina has previously worked at the Department of State, the Department of Treasury, and the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is fluent in Mandarin.

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    Articles by Cristina Garafola

    PLA Succession: Trends and Surprises

    On November 26, Air Force General Xu Qiliang gave his first major speech as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC). In front of a military audience, Xu urged

    Jamestown’s China Brief Cited by Taipei Times

    An article by Cristina Garafola from Jamestown's China Brief was cited in an article titled "DPP must address overseas relations to win votes: group." In the article, Garafola describes Taiwan’s presidential election in