Anastasya (Ana) Lloyd-Damnjanovic is Director of Research and a Senior Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs Team at the Commission, where she has worked since 2019. Ana oversees the Commission’s contracted research agenda and conducts internal research on a variety of Chinese foreign policy and defense issues. Her areas of interest include China’s defense modernization, nuclear forces, cyber capabilities, technology transfer practices, influence operations, and Taiwan. Ana previously researched China’s influence activities as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She is the author of A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education (Wilson Center, 2018). Ana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Master of Philosophy in International Relations degree from the University of Oxford, and a Master of Arts degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University. She has lived in Taipei and Beijing, where she was a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Ana reads and speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Director of Research and Senior Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs