Spike Nowak

Research Intern, Gateway House

Spike Nowak is a Research Intern at Gateway House, and is currently a master’s candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies – Nanjing University Center in Nanjing, China. His thesis focuses on the comparative political economy of China and India. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in economics. While an undergraduate, he was president of his university’s Model UN association, a member of the policy debate team, and he studied Mandarin in Beijing from 2008 to 2009.

Bachelors in Politics and Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst


International Politics

Last modified: October 5, 2017

Recent projects

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28 November 2012 Gateway House

What China learned from Russia

The Chinese have learned from Russia’s past mistakes at reforming state-owned enterprises (SOE), and some well-connected politicians have reaped the economic benefits that followed. Will the new administration in Beijing reform China’s SOEs or maintain the large role of government in industry?
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2 November 2012 Gateway House

China: New leaders, old policy

The new President and Premier of China will be formally elected at the 18th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China on November 8. Given the ongoing socio-economic issues and an increasingly independent army, will the new leadership bring about a change in China’s foreign policy?
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31 August 2012 Gateway House

On the fast-track: Technology transfer in China

Over the past four years, China has switched from being an importer of high-speed trains to the world’s largest manufacturer. Much of this can be attributed to the transfer of foreign technology to Chinese state-owned enterprises. How have Chinese government policies and economic heft aided this effort?
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23 August 2012 Gateway House

The implications of China’s leadership transition

This October, China’s 18th Party Congress will usher in a new leadership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People's Liberation Army, amidst increased turmoil in its neighbourhood. What consequences will this have on Indo-China relations, and on the policies of the Party?
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9 August 2012 Gateway House

The precondition of democracy in China

The ongoing environmental movement in China - like many of the country’s burgeoning social movements - and those involved in it, are using various strategies to demand one of democracy’s preconditions—the rule of law.