ELIZABETH WISHNICK is a Research Associate at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School University. In 2003-04 she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Politics and Sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She has taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, and at Yale College, and has been a research fellow at Taiwan's Academia Sinica, the Hoover Institution, and the Davis Center at Harvard University. Dr. Wishnick is the author of Mending Fences: The Evolution of Moscow's China Policy from Brezhnev to Yeltsin (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001) and of numerous articles on great power relations and regional development in Northeast Asia, published in Asian Survey, NBR Analysis, SAIS Review, Journal of East Asian Affairs, Issues and Studies, and Perspectives Chinoises, as well as in several edited volumes. Her current research focuses on transnational threats from China and their impact on regional threat perceptions; human security and Chinese migration to the Russian Far East; and great power relations and the Korean nuclear crisis. Dr. Wishnick received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University, and a B.A. from Barnard College, and speaks both Russian and Chinese.