Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis Presents on China’s Central State Security Commission at IISS

Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis and China Brief contributor Samantha Hoffman gave a presentation, “Managing the power within China’s Central State Security Commission,” at the  International Institute for Strategic Studies in London on April 4. A description of the event is available here and a complete recording of the event is available here.

Samantha Hoffman is an independent China analyst, and research consultant for the Future Conflict and Cyber Security and Defence and Military Analysis programmes at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She is a final year PhD Candidate at University of Nottingham, where her research focuses on China’s internal security policy. Her writing has appeared in: China File, War on the Rocks, The National Interest, China Brief, Forbes and Jane’s Intelligence Review, among others. She holds an MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from St Antony’s College Oxford, and a BA in International Affairs and a BA in Chinese Language and Culture from Florida State University.

Peter Mattis is a Fellow in The Jamestown Foundation’s China Program. He served as editor of the foundation’s China Brief, a biweekly electronic journal on greater China, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr Mattis worked as an international affairs analyst for the US Government and as a research associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research. His writing has appeared in Studies in Intelligence, the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, the National Interest, Jane’s Intelligence Review, and China Brief among many others. He also is the author of Analyzing the Chinese Military: A Review Essay and Resource Guide on the People’s Liberation Army.