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Michael Auslin  

Award-winning Author, Historian & Geopolitical Analyst

Michael Auslin is an historian specializing in U.S. foreign policy and geopolitics, especially in Asia. Previously a professor of history at Yale, he is the inaugural Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, the Senior Advisor for Asia at the Halifax International Security Forum, and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Author of half a dozen books, his most recent is "Asia’s New Geopolitics," while his best-selling "The End of the Asian Century" forecast many of the crises now roiling the Indo-Pacific region. His academic books include the prize-winning "Negotiating with Imperialism" and "Pacific Cosmopolitans," both published by Harvard University Press. He is a long-time contributor to The Wall Street Journal, writes regularly in leading media outlets, including Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Spectator, and hosts the popular Pacific Century podcast. He has advised both government and corporations on geopolitical risk, and he addresses civic groups and media worldwide.

Auslin was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2018 and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Wilton Park USA Foundation. He was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Fulbright Scholar, a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow, an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, among other honors.

He recently learned that his books are banned by Chinese authorities.


The China Reckoning
The China ‘struggle’ that Xi lays before the world will define the next generation of American foreign and security policy
What does Ukraine really mean for Taiwan?
There has been no serious American debate over whether Taiwan, a rapidly aging society, can defend itself
Why China has its Eye on the Falklands

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