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Jonas Parello-Plesner

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

Jonas Parello-Plesner is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and Program Director at the Alliance of Democracies in Copenhagen with former NATO Secretary General and Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Jonas has long-standing experience in the Danish Foreign Service including on US, European and Chinese strategic thinking and served in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs while studying at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.

Parello-Plesner has also worked at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as a Senior Policy Fellow with a focus on European-Chinese relations. He served as the Danish Foreign Ministry’s Senior Advisor on China and North East Asia from 2005-2009. His co-authored book, China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad, was published in 2015 by IISS/Routledge and launched at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. At Hudson he published a comprehensive report which conducted broad-based tracking of Chinese Communist party interference and influence in the US. Jonas has contributed to Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsweek, American Interest and writes an international column for Danish daily Berlingske.

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The Chinese Communist Party’s Foreign Interference Operations: How the U.S. and Other Democracies Should Respond

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Russia’s interference and election meddling dominate the headlines and Washington’s attention...

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Victory Over the Islamic State and U.S. Withdrawal From Syria March 1 Event

Next Steps for U.S. Strategy in Syria October 26 Event

The Mark Palmer Forum: China’s Global Challenge to Democratic Freedom October 24 Event

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Jonas Parello-Plesner is quoted by the Agence France Presse on how Russia would take advantage of U.S. withdrawal from Syria.

Jonas Parello-Plesner is quoted in Yahoo News on the threat of Chinese political meddling.

Jonas Parello-Plesner quoted by Euronews on joined Russian-Chinese military exercises

Jonas Parello-Plesner quoted by Yahoo on U.S. warnings to Russia over Syria

Jonas Parello-Plesner quoted in The China File as part of a conversation titled “Can China Replace the U.S. in Europe?”

Jonas Parello-Plesner quoted by AFP on France and the South China Sea

Jonas Parello-Plesner quoted by Fox News on recent developments in the South China Sea

Jonas Parello-Plesner featured in Carnegie Europe‘s “Judy Asks” item on social media and law

Jonas Parello-Plesner featured in Carnegie Europe‘s “Judy Asks” item on a possible Trade War with Europe