Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga is a Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he focuses on Asian security issues. His research interests include Chinese foreign policy, China-North Korea relations, China’s Belt and Road intiative, and the Korean Peninsula. Prior to joining RAND, Beauchamp-Mustafaga was the Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation, a biweekly publication focusing on strategic China-related issues utilizing indigenous language sources. He has also spent time with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University (CISS) under Wang Jisi and Zhu Feng, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).
Beauchamp-Mustafaga graduated from the dual-degree MSc in International Affairs program at the London School of Economics and Peking University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Chinese Language and Literature from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, a Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leader, and a Student Ambassador for the 100,000 Strong Foundation. He was selected as one of the 25 Under 25 top rising scholars on U.S.-China relations by Yale University’s China Hands magazine in 2013. In total, Beauchamp-Mustafaga lived in China for over three years and completed a year each of high school, university and master's education at seven schools in five cities throughout China.
Mark Cozad and Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, People's Liberation Army Air Force Operations over Water: Maintaining Relevance in China's Changing Security Environment, RAND Corporation (RR-2057-AF), 2017
Michael S. Chase, Cristina L. Garafola, and Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, "Chinese Perceptions of and Responses to U.S. Conventional Military Power," Asian Security, 0, 2017
Zhu Feng and Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga "North Korea's Security Implications for China," in Carla Freeman, ed., China and North Korea: Strategic and Policy Perspectives from a Changing China, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Deciphering PLA Media Commentaries on North Korea: Going Rogue or Staying on Script, Korea Economic Institute of America, 2015