Matt Ferchen


Academic Publications in Progress

“Political Risk Analysis with Chinese Characteristics: The Curious Case of Venezuela” For submission to Studies in Comparative International Development (SCID)


Policy Analysis and Opinion


Opportunity for Beijing and Washington in Venezuela’s Oil Crisis” The Diplomat, December 11 2014 (Chinese version)

China and the United States could join forces for a more sustainable oil policy in Venezuela.


Crude Complications: Venezuela, China, and the United StatesCarnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, October 23 2014 (Chinese version)

China and the United States see things differently when it comes to Caracas. But they should work together to lessen the climate impact of the oil they import from Venezuela.



China and Venezuela: Equity Oil and Political RiskChina Brief, Volume 13, Issue 3, February 1 2013

China’s quest for natural resources is pushing it into close relationships with questionable regimes around the world.



China’s Misguided Hugo Chávez Love AffairThe Diplomat, November 30 2012

China’s relationship with Venezuela may rely on the health of President Chávez, which could prove a risky strategy if China wishes to maintain a long-term, sustainable presence in that country.


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