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R. Lincoln Hines

Assistant Professor, West Space Seminar, Air University, Air University

R. Lincoln Hines is an Assistant Professor for the West Space Seminar at the US Air War College. He received his doctorate in Government from Cornell University in 2021.

His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and security, the politics of outer space, and issues of prestige and nationalism in world politics. He was previously a Guggenheim predoctoral fellow at the National Air and Space Museum, a visiting researcher at Peking University’s School of International Studies, and a Nonresident WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum.

His research has been published in Research & Politics and Space Policy. He has also written in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, World Politics Review, the Modern War Institute, East Asia Forum, the Diplomat, the Carter Center’s US-China Perception Monitor, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. He has been interviewed by MIT Technology Review, Bloomberg, Al-Jazeera, Euronews, Wired, Australian Defence Magazine, Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asia, and The Diplomat Magazine.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, US Air War College