Avery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. He is the author of Rising to the Challenge: China's Grand Strategy and International Security (Stanford University Press, 2005), Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2000), and From Bandwagon to Balance of Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978 (Stanford University Press, 1991. His other publications include articles in International Security, International Organization, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Orbis, The China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Comparative Politics, and Polity. He is also Associate Director of the Christopher Browne Center for International Politics at Penn and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.