Selected Writing


February 20th, 2023: American Affairs Tracking Benign and Malign Foreign Investment in the United States

January 30th, 2023: Tablet Magazine The U.S. Government Is Funding Chinese Spy Technology in America’s Backyard

January 26th, 2023: Commonweal Magazine Between Sovereignty and the IMF


November 30th, 2022: The Wall Street Journal The U.S. Government Keeps Buying Chinese Drones

September 8th, 2022: The Wall Street Journal China Is Buying the Farm

September 8th, 2022: Lincoln Policy The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act: Recommendations for Improving Transparency

June 3rd, 2022: Palladium The Works of the Monster of Shōwa

May 5th, 2022: City Journal Can the Senate See the Future?

April 17th, 2022: The National Interest In War, the Economic Weapon Is No Silver Bullet

March 3rd, 2022: Ambrook Drought and COVID-19: Factors Beyond Ukraine Invasion Driving Wheat Price Spike

January 19th, 2022: Lincoln Policy Using Technology and Data Analysis to Improve Oversight of Foreign Influence in American Postsecondary Education


December 11th, 2021: The American Conservative Savinkov’s Fatal Flaw

November 16th, 2021: Lincoln Policy A Review of Industrial Policy Books

April 24th, 2021: The American Conservative Trumps Hispanic Bump

Public Media


March 8th, 2023: ChinaTalk (Economic Warfare: Implications for Sanctions Today)
Part two of the interview Jordan Schneider did of Nicholas Mulder.

March 3rd, 2023: ChinaTalk (Economic Warfare: A History)
I co-hosted a episode of ChinaTalk, a china and more broadly econ/international affairs podcast hosted by Jordan Schneider. We interviewed Nicholas Mulder, a professor at Cornell who wrote the book The Economic Weapon, which is on the early history of sanction policy.

March 2nd, 2023: Shinsou News
I went on Shinsou News, a program run by BS Nippon Television to talk about AFIDA and China buying property next to Military bases in the United States.


December 12th, 2022: Bipartisan Policy Center
BPC had me on a panel to discuss the technical aspects of earmark reform.

December 9th, 2022: Federal News Network
Federal News Network had me on to discuss my WSJ op-ed where I used FOIA requests to discover undisclosed DJI drone fleets in the federal goverment.

November 12th - 15th, 2022: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s “International Conference on Political Communications”
KAS flew me out to Berlin to provide a American prespective on the 2022 American midterms.

September 12th, 2022: The Ingraham Angle
I went on The Ingraham Angle to discuss the WSJ op-ed I wrote with my co-worker Geoff Cain on why Chinese companies keep buying land next to American military bases.

June 21st, 2022: Congressional Data Task Force
I presented on the Senate Committee hearings site for the Congressional Data Task Force.

April 6th, 2022: Congressional Hackathon 4.0 in the U.S. Capitol Building
Where I present on the central website of Senate Committee hearings I built and currently maintain, and discover GitHub is blocked on congressional WiFi.