Meia Nouwens

Meia Nouwens

Research Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation

Expertise:

  • Chinese defence reform
  • Cross-Strait relations
  • East Asian geopolitics

Languages: English, Dutch, Chinese, Spanish and French (intermediate)

Summary: Meia Nouwens is Research Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation in the Defence and Military Analysis Programme at the IISS. Meia is responsible for the analysis of Chinese defence policy and assessment of China’s international military projection. She also contributes to assessments on China in The Military Balance.

Experience:

  • 2016–2017: Policy Officer at the European Economic and Trade Office (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 2015–2016: Trade analyst at the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand
  • 2014–2015: Junior Consultant at JMW Consultants Inc.
  • 2011–2015: Project Manager in Security Sector Reform at InCompass International Consulting

About the Defence and Military Analysis Programme:

The IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP) analyses global defence and security affairs. Focus areas include national military and security policies and capabilities; reform and modernisation of armed forces; impact of new technologies; defence spending and procurement; the effects of austerity and rising spending on defence policy and acquisition; trends in equipment design and utility; and the defence-industrial base.

Joined IISS: October 2017

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