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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Pacific Century: The Beauty Vs. The Beast

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo, Anastasia Linvia The Pacific Century
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Anastasia Lin on human rights in China.

Interviews

Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Strategika article "The Coronacrisis Will Simply Exacerbate The Geo-Strategic Competition Between Beijing And Washington."

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Foreign Policy article "With Kim Jong Un Mysteriously Gone, China Is Likely to Make a Power Move."

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Michael Auslin: China, The United States, And COVID-19

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Center for the National Interest
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the US and China as they prepare for a post-COVID-19 world.

Analysis and Commentary

The World Puts An * Next To China

by Michael R. Auslinvia Spectator USA
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The asterisk is the powerful symbol of a new era of distrust.

Analysis and Commentary

With Kim Jong Un Mysteriously Gone, China Is Likely To Make A Power Move

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

There are many ways Beijing could use the mystery surrounding Kim Jong Un’s disappearance to its advantage. None of them are good for the United States or Japan.

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US Should Promote Taiwan's Participation In WHO

featuring Michael R. Auslinvia Taiwan News
Monday, April 27, 2020

Michael R. Auslin predicts Taiwan will benefit greatly in post-pandemic diplomacy.

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Michael Auslin: The PRC Puts Hong Kong At Extreme Risk While The US, EU And Japan Are Beleaguered By CCP Malfeasance

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Fox News article "After coronavirus – Taiwan deserves a seat at the global table."

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Michael Auslin: Welcome Taiwan To The Community Of Nations #In-the-Time-Of-The-Virus

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Fox News article "After coronavirus – Taiwan deserves a seat at the global table."

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Pacific Century: Geopolitics Rolls On

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Coronavirus Cannot Lockdown Power Politics in Asia .

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