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Richard Wei-Yi Chen is a Research Analyst for Strategy Risks. He previously worked with the membership of the Truman National Security Project in Washington, DC and at the Taiwan Center for Security Studies in Taipei, Taiwan. During that time, Richard focused on traditional and non-traditional security issues, regional security, Chinese military policy, and US alliance structures in the Indo-Pacific.


Richard received his Advanced Master of Science in European Politics and Policies from KU Leuven (Belgium) and his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown.

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Sam S.

Sam is a China Research Analyst for Strategy Risks. He holds an MA in International Economics and China Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. During his time with Johns Hopkins Sam was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. Sam holds a BA in Philosophy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, where he spent his junior year studying Mandarin at National Taiwan University.

Previously, Sam worked with the Ontario government in Canada, and spent three years in education and translation in Tianjin, China. Sam has professional fluency in Mandarin, French, and Spanish

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Dani Adams

Dani is the Executive Support to our C-Suite Executives here at Strategy Risks. Dani brings eight years of SaaS start-up experience in both executive operations and people operations along with many years supporting key leaders in women’s initiatives and pharma at McKinsey & Company.

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Will C.

Will is a Senior Research Analyst for Strategy Risks. He holds a BA in Global Affairs and an Advanced Certificate in Mandarin Chinese from Yale University. He has two years of bilingual, open-source research experience and has contributed to works published in Foreign Policy and the Washington Post, among other outlets.

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Gray Gaertner

Gray conducts research for Strategy Risks by utilizing open source materials. He holds a BA in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an alumni of the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit. He studied Mandarin at the Inter-University Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and economics at Fudan University in Shanghai. Gray has worked with author Geoffery Cain on his projects related to China, assisted the US-ASEAN Business Council to advise multinational corporations on their Southeast Asian operations, and developed research materials for the Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training to train American Foreign Service Officers.


Vincent L.

Vincent is the Senior Due Diligence Research Analyst for Strategy Risks. He holds a BA in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Washington, an MSc in Environmental Governance from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, and received scholarships to study abroad at the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of León, Spain.

Vincent has previously worked in corporate social responsibility and ESG reporting, translation and conference interpreting, and multilingual education.


Edward B.

Edward is a China Investigative Research Manager on Strategy Risks’ research team. He has a comprehensive background in research on China-related issues, recently authoring the book Chinese Election Interference in Taiwan with Routledge, which details the Chinese Communist Party’s election interference activities in Taiwan from 2008-2020.

Edward studied Chinese at Fudan University and the University of British Columbia. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University. He is also a former recipient of the Taiwan Fellowship, which he used to conduct research on cross-strait affairs at National Taiwan University.