Astrid Stuth Cevallos

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Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


M.PHIL in international relations, Oxford University; A.B. in East Asian studies, Princeton University


Astrid Cevallos is a Project Associate at the RAND Corporation. She completed her MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford and earned her AB in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. Cevallos studied Mandarin Chinese at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her research interests include U.S.-China relations and foreign policy analysis. In her MPhil thesis, she evaluated the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as a socializing mechanism through which young foreign intellectual elites learn the values of the American Creed—individualism, democracy, equality, and capitalism. In her undergraduate thesis, she analyzed present-day Chinese academic discourse on China's national identity and role in international politics, focusing especially on a group of scholars who advocate a return to Confucian principles in Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy. Cevallos previously worked at the Princeton University Writing Center and the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

Selected Publications

Harold, Scott; Libicki, Martin C.; Cevallos, Astrid Stuth, Getting to yes with China in cyberspace, RAND (RR-1335-RC), 2016

Yeung, Douglas; Cevallos, Astrid Stuth, Attitudes toward local and national government expressed over Chinese social media: a case study of food safety, RAND (RR-1308-TI), 2016


German; Chinese


  • Person consulting a smart watch with GPS technology

    Using Wearable Fitness Devices to Monitor More Than Just Fitness

    Manufacturers could reinvigorate the market for personal health devices by incorporating measures of health and well-being beyond step counts. Wearables could gauge a neighborhood's air quality, safety, or its level of social connectedness.

    May 14, 2017 Scientific American

  • A People's Liberation Army Air Force's long-range strategic bomber H-6K

    China Signals Resolve with Bomber Flights Over the South China Sea

    Since the PCA tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines' case on July 12, invalidating many of China's claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has sought to demonstrate its military strength in the region. The PLAAF's H-6K has played a key role.

    Aug 2, 2016 War on the Rocks

  • The flags of China and Hong Kong are seen above tents outside Legislative Council Complex at an occupied area in Hong Kong November 11,2014

    The Mountains Are High and the Emperor Is Far Away

    Since September 22, tens of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Hong Kong, calling for universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election and the resignation of current Chief Executive Chun-ying Leung. When they took to Twitter to share their ideas and mobilize support, they revealed the profound disconnect that separates elements of Hong Kong society from their mainland counterparts.

    Nov 11, 2014 Foreign Policy