Carnegie Mellon University

John Chin

John Chin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Politics and Strategy


John J. Chin is a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute of Politics and Strategy. His academic interests span international relations and comparative politics. His doctoral dissertation on “Military Power and Democratization” at Princeton University examines how military power and structures hinder or promote democratic diffusion and democratization via coups, nonviolent campaigns, and war. He worked as an international affairs analyst at the Congressional Budget Office (2008-2010) and has worked on China-related issues at the Rand Corporation, Treasury Department, State Department, and Atlantic Council of the United States. He holds an M.A. in Politics from Princeton (2012), an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan (2008), and a B.A. in Political Science and Chinese from the University of Notre Dame (2006).


Chin, John J. "The Longest March: Why China’s Democratization is Not Imminent." Journal of Chinese Political Science, 23,1 (2017): 63-82.