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Nabil Alsabah’s research focuses on China’s internet governance and cybersecurity and the Chinese military (PLA reform and the PLA’s external activities). He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences as well as a PhD in psychology with a special focus on modern Chinese politics. As a computer scientist, he conducted research at the University of Würzburg’s Chair of Artificial Intelligence. Later, he spent four years doing PhD research at Peking University, National University of Taiwan, National University of Singapore and Stanford University. He has also been engaged in voluntary work for the German Atlantic Association as well as the Clausewitz Association.
“Hardening the party line – The 19th CCP Congress will boost strongman politics and narrow China’s developmental options”, MERICS China Monitor No. 41, August 31, 2017. (with Matthias Stepan)
The preparation of the CCP‘s 19th Party Congress, MERICS China Mapping, May 2017. (with Matthias Stepan)
China's cyber regulations: a headache for foreign companies, MERICS China Mapping, March 2017.
Information Control 2.0: The Cyberspace Administration of China tames the internet, MERICS China Monitor No. 32, 15 September 2016.
China's 19th Party Congress: setting the agenda and choosing the team, May 8, 2017. (with Matthias Stepan)
China’s quest for cybersecurity causes headache for foreign companies, in: The Diplomat, March 18, 2017.
Alsabah, N., 2013, The Wondrous Trinity of the People’s Republic of China: A Clausewitzian Perspective on China’s Territorial Disputes, Jahrbuch, Clausewitz Gesellschaft, Hamburg, pp. 235-254.
Alsabah, N., 2011, Sunzi: A Dragon From the East, Militärgeschichte, March, pp. 10-12.
Alsabah, N., 2010, Sunzi and Clausewitz: A New Approach, Jahrbuch, Clausewitz Gesellschaft, Hamburg, pp. 209-219.
Alsabah, N., 2009, Clausewitz and Dealing with Dynamic Complex Problems, Jahrbuch, Clausewitz Gesellschaft, Hamburg, pp. 183-204.
Peking will das gläserne Unternehmen, in Zeit Online, March 31, 2017.
So wie die Amerikaner es machen, in: Zeit Online, March 8, 2016.
Will the Xi-Ma summit impact the Taiwanese election?, Interview with Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2015.