Ms. Jakobson is the East Asia program director at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Australia. Before moving to Sydney in 2011, she lived and worked in China for 20 years and published six books on Chinese and East Asian society. A Mandarin speaker, she has published extensively on China’s foreign policy, the Taiwan Straits, China’s energy security, and climate change and science and technology polices. Her most recent publications are New Foreign Policy Actors in China and China prepares for an ice-free Arctic as well as Australia-China ties: In search of political trust. Jakobson served as director of the China and Global Security Programme and senior researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute from 2009 to 2011.