Michael R. Auslin

Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia
Biography: 

Michael Auslin, Ph.D., is the Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A historian by training, he specializes in U.S. policy in Asia and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

Auslin's latest book is Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific. He also is the author of the best-selling The End of the Asian Century:  War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region, among other books and edited volumes. He is a longtime contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review, and his writing appears in other leading publications, including The Atlantic, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Politico. He comments regularly for U.S. and foreign print and broadcast media. 

Previously, Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. 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.

He co-hosts the Pacific Century podcast with John Yoo, where they broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.

Payson J. Treat, for whom Auslin’s position is named, held the first professorship in "Far Eastern history" at an American university, a post created for him at Stanford in 1906.

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A NEW Look At Asia With Michael Auslin

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Rep. Mike Gallagher
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin explores the history of Asia and how it impacts the geopolitics of today, which is key to developing a comprehensive strategy to compete with China.

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Pacific Century: The Past, Present, And Future Of The China Challenge

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Larry Diamond, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, August 13, 2020

An Interview with Larry Diamond.

The Hidden Dangers Of The Three Gorges Project May Impact The Legitimacy Of The CCP

by Michael R. Auslinvia VOA Chinese
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The flooding in southern China this summer has once again raised questions about the flood control capabilities of the Three Gorges Dam. The Chinese government has promoted for many years that dams can withstand the "once in 10,000 years" and "once in a thousand years" floods. The Xinhua News Agency published an article on June 1, 2003, entitled "The Three Gorges Dam is as solid as it can withstand floods once in 10,000 years."

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show (Part 4)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 7, 2020

(Part 4) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his new book Asia’s New Geopolitics.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 7, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his new book Asia’s New Geopolitics.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 7, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his new book Asia’s New Geopolitics.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show (Part 3)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 7, 2020

(Part 3) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his new book Asia’s New Geopolitics.

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The US Needs A New JPMorgan To Lead The Fight Against Huawei

by Michael R. Auslinvia Financial Times
Thursday, August 6, 2020

[Subscription required] Battle over 5G rests on the modern equivalent of banker-led rescue of financial system in 1907.

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Michael Auslin: The New China Rules

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Center for Strategic & International Studies
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the pervasive espionage, intimidation, intellectual property theft, and self-isolation pursued by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Four Years Of Reliving World War II — On The Radio

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August 15 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, with the surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay, and perhaps the most ambitious commemoration of the war has been going for four years now. Since December of 2016, Chicago’s Those Were the Days, an old-time radio show that began broadcasting in 1970, has been covering the war in “real-time,” letting listeners relive history’s greatest conflict as it happened.

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