Authors Elizabeth Economy & Michael Levi

The CFR senior fellows discuss their text, By All Means Necessary, which tackles China’s meteoric rise and the impact it will have on the rest of the world.

Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi are both senior fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations and noted in their respective fields.

Economy's research is focused primarily on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, as well as on environmental issues. She's director for Asia studies at CFR and vice chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of China and regularly consults for U.S. government agencies and companies. She's taught university undergraduate and graduate level courses and is the author of several books, including The River Runs Black, which won several honors. Economy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

The author of four books, Levi is an expert on climate change, energy security, arms control and nuclear terrorism and director of the CFR program on energy security and climate change. He previously served as a fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and as director of the Federation of American Scientists' Strategic Security Project. Levi was also a technical consultant to the critically acclaimed television drama, 24, and holds a Ph.D. in war studies and an M.A. in physics.

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