Yifei Zhang has worked as an energy and geopolitics consultant for the UN and the Department of Homeland Security. His past research has taken him into copper and coal mines in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia. Yifei's writings on nuclear energy have featured in publications from the Federation of American Scientists, and he is currently co-authoring a book on Chinese amphibious warfare and strategic culture. Yifei is also a co-creater of the Silk Road Monuments Project, a research and documentary project with a mission to record historically significant sites in Central Asia and Western China that are in imminent danger of destruction.
Yifei recieved an M.A. in Peace and Securities Studies and a graduate certificate in Asian Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 2011. He speaks Chinese and has a working knoweldge of Japanese.