Lizzie MacKenzie

Lizzie MacKenzie is a student at Elon University in the United States, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in history and Asian studies. She recently completed a summer internship at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies as a research associate. With language proficiency in Mandarin, her focus is on all topics related to China, including infrastructure, economics and international security issues.

Do China’s Peacekeeping Operations Enhance its Global Reputation?

The People’s Liberation Army has proved to be an effective tool by which to change perceptions about China’s role in the world. China aspires for global leadership, but its intentions have often been undercut by its own reputation. Mercantilist, free-rider and, more recently, aggressive are a few of the labels that have been accurately used to describe Chinese foreign policy. Beijing,... Continue Reading

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