The Diplomat  |  Author

Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Editor-in-Chief at The Diplomat.

Her main focus is on China, and she writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy. Shannon previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, where she hosted the weekly television show “China Forum.” She received her A.M. from Harvard University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. Shannon has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Posts by Shannon Tiezzi
February 06, 2024

The ROC Era and the Making of Modern China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Author and professor Xavier Paules on this often overlooked period of Chinese history.

February 05, 2024

China-US Relations: Ping-Pong Diplomacy 2.0

By Shannon Tiezzi
As Beijing and Washington look to resurrect people-to-people diplomacy, a group of 12 American college students headed to China to play ping-pong. 
February 02, 2024

Ping-Pong Diplomacy Makes a Comeback in China-US Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stephen Mull, vice provost for global affairs at UVA, discusses the university's version of ping-pong diplomacy, and the state of China-U.S. people-to-people exchanges.

February 02, 2024

Indian-Chinese Couples: Rebels or Bridge Builders?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Authors Shivaji Das and Yolanda Yu explore the “love and turmoil” faced by Indian-Chinese interracial relationships.

February 01, 2024

Ali Riaz on the Future of Bangladesh’s Politics

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite Bangladesh’s slide toward a one-party autocracy, “the current trajectory is not destiny.”

January 30, 2024

US National Security Advisor, China’s Top Foreign Policy Official Met in Thailand

By Shannon Tiezzi
Jake Sullivan and Wang Yi met to discuss further implementation of the promises made during the Biden-Xi summit.
January 29, 2024

How Serious Are the Latest Threats From North Korea?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Ankit Panda, the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at CEIP, on North Korea’s military build-up, the international response, and the potential for South Korea to go nuclear.

January 19, 2024

Post-Election, Where Do Taiwan’s Political Parties Stand?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wei-Ting Yen of Franklin & Marshall College outlines the prospects for the DPP, KMT, and TPP after the 2024 polls.

January 12, 2024

What’s Next for Bhutan After Its Election

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tenzing Lamsang, editor of The Bhutanese, discusses why voters chose the PDP and what the new government has planned, particularly for Bhutan's ailing economy.

January 09, 2024

Bangladesh’s Opposition-Less Election Returns Hasina to Power

By Shannon Tiezzi
The result was never in doubt. The question of what comes next is more interesting.

January 02, 2024

South Korea’s Opposition Leader Survives Stabbing

By Shannon Tiezzi
Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party, was attacked during a tour of Busan.
December 31, 2023

Gregory Poling on Escalating Tension in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
“China has been harassing Philippine resupply missions for more than a decade and has been steadily increasing the intensity of their coercive tactics for at least the last five years.”

Page 1 of 132