Daniel is a China Researcher at ISW. Originally from Russia, he grew up in Nebraska and began studying China as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins, where he received a BA in East Asian Studies and International Studies. He later graduated from Johns Hopkins-SAIS with a Master’s in China Studies and went on to do open-source intelligence research for BluePath Labs. Prior to joining ISW, Daniel completed a year in the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) in Taiwan. His research interests include the defense of Taiwan, China-Russia relations, and China’s overseas influence operations.