Michael Auslin, PhD, is an historian by training, specializing in U.S. policy in Asia and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Author of half a dozen books, his most recent is Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, while his best-selling The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region forecast many of the crises now roiling the Indo-Pacific region. His academic books include Negotiating with Imperialism and Pacific Cosmopolitans, both published by Harvard University Press. He was a columnist on Asia for the Wall Street Journal, and writes regularly in leading media outlets, including Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Spectator. He is the host of the popular Pacific Century podcast. He has advised both government and corporations on geopolitical risk in Asia, and he addresses civic groups and media worldwide.
Auslin currently is the inaugural Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia 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.
Among previous positions, Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University and a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo. He 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.