Michael R. Auslin

Williams-Griffis Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia

Michael Auslin is the inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He specializes in global risk analysis, U.S. security and foreign policy strategy, and security and political relations in Asia.   

A best-selling author, Dr. Auslin’s latest book is The End of the Asian Century:  War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region (Yale). He is a longtime contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review, and his writing appears in other leading publications, including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Politico. He comments regularly for U.S. and foreign print and broadcast media. 

Previously, Dr. Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and was a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.  He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund, among other honors, and serves on the board of the Wilton Park USA Foundation. He received a BSc from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Recent Commentary


Defending Homeland From North Korean Threat Must Be Top Priority

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Hill
Friday, July 21, 2017

In open testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Gen. Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that North Korea currently has the ability to at least strike Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). 

Beijing, China

Trump Gives Beijing A Lesson In The Art Of The Deal

by Michael R. Auslinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The president’s moves are neither capricious nor naive, though they lack a certain diplomatic finesse.

Analysis and Commentary

Is It Time To Reassess The U.S.-South Korea Alliance?

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Atlantic
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Washington's relationship with Seoul makes it a target for the Kim regime.