Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations

Joshua Kurlantzick is fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Kurlantzick was most recently a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he studied Southeast Asian politics and economics and China’s relations with Southeast Asia, including Chinese investment, aid and diplomacy.

Previously, he was a fellow at the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy and a fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He has also served as a columnist for Time, a special correspondent for The New Republic, a senior correspondent for the American Prospect, and a contributing writer for Mother Jones.

He is the winner of the Luce Scholarship for journalism in Asia and was selected as a finalist for the Osborn Elliot prize for journalism in Asia. He is the author of two books: Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government (Yale, 2013) and Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World (Yale, 2007).

Mr. Kurlantzick received his B.A. in political science from Haverford College, in Pennsylvania.

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