Yvonne Chiu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
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Yvonne Chiu is an associate professor of strategy & policy in the NWC at NPS resident program (Monterey), and formerly in the Strategy & Policy Department (Newport). She writes on just war theory, international ethics, and authoritarianism. Her book "Conspiring with the Enemy: The Ethic of Cooperation in Warfare" won the International Studies Association–International Ethics Section Book Award 2021 and the North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award 2019. She has been a national fellow at Hoover Institution, a member of Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), a professor at University of Hong Kong, and a postdoctoral fellow at Political Theory Project (Brown University).

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Ethics
  • Geopolitics

Professional Highlights


National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Associate Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy, USNWC, Newport, RI


Member, Institute for Advanced Study


Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Hong Kong


Post-doctoral Fellow, Political Theory Project, Brown University


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

M.A., University of California at Berkeley

A.B., Stanford University

Research Contributions and Publications

Iron Fist, Silk Glove: The Evolution of Soft Authoritarianism in Hong Kong and East Asia
(project under contract, Yale University Press)

"Strategic Ambiguity Out of Balance: Updating an Outdated Taiwan Policy"
The Strategy Bridge, November 2022

Conspiring with the Enemy: The Ethic of Cooperation in Warfare
Columbia University Press, 2019

"Liberal Lustration," 
The Journal of Political Philosophy 19(4), 2011

Awards and Decorations

Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal

Choice (Association of College and Research Libraries) - Outstanding Academic Title

International Studies Association (ISA) – International Ethics Section Book Award

North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) Book Award

External Memberships and Associations

Naval War College Review
Editorial Board

International Society for Military Ethics

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