International Security & Foreign Policy

Understanding and Confronting Chinese Discourse Power

Grant Year: 2021


Graham Brookie, Kenton Thibaut, and Rose Jackson will assess China’s strategy and capabilities for what it calls “discourse power,” or its narrative- and agenda-setting efforts to create domestic, regional, and international consensus against prevailing democratic values and in support of China’s authoritarian system. They will conduct a literature review, engage in social media monitoring and analysis, organize workshops involving experts and practitioners, and undertake interviews. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports.

Atlantic Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$200,000