Communications Intern, Operations
Alec Dionne is the social media intern at The New Lines Institute. Alec has worked on issues of public affairs and national security for the past seven years, focusing on projects in Northern Syria, Malaysia, Iraq, Ukraine, and Australia.
Recently, Alec has researched Indo-Pacific Security, writing strategy documents for Boeing Defense Space and Security, and the Department of the Navy. These efforts have focused on optimizing U.S. strategy for great power competition and grey zone conflict. Alec’s work in the Middle East centered on building non-sectarian institutions to address U.S. regional adversaries, primarily the Islamic State. He is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Alec holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government with an Emphasis on International Relations from the University of Puget Sound. He tweets at @Alec_Dionne.
Countering Chinese Influence and Strengthening U.S-Pacific Partnerships Though Information Communications Technology Policies
By fostering deeper engagement with the Pacific Islands to facilitate information and communications technology development, the United States can both address increasing Chinese influence in the region and improve the health and stability of Pacific democracies.
A New U.S. Approach to the Pacific Island Countries
With Chinese influence growing, now is the time for Washington to earn the region’s long-term trust.