Dan Blumenthal


Dan Blumenthal is a Resident Fellow and Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). At AEI, Mr. Blumenthal studies U.S. national security in East Asia, the security implications of a rising China, U.S. military strategy in the Asia-Pacific, and Chinese political and civic culture. He has also served on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission since 2005, serving as vice chairman in 2007. Previously, Mr. Blumenthal was senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia in the Secretary of Defense’s Office of International Security Affairs during the first George W. Bush administration, and he practiced law in New York prior to his government service. He has written articles and op-eds for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Weekly Standard, and National Review, and has written chapters for numerous edited volumes. At AEI, in addition to his work on national security implications of Sino-U.S. relations, he coordinates the Tocqueville on China project, which examines the underlying civil culture of post-Mao China. Mr. Blumenthal is also currently working on a book that examines domestic influences on Chinese foreign policy and is conducting research on U.S. and allied force posture in the Asia Pacific.

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