Arthur Waldron, Ph.D
Vice President, International Assessment and Strategy Center

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Dr. Waldron oversees IASC's Asia and Strategy Programs.  He trained as an Asian specialist at Harvard (A.B. 1971, Ph.D. 1981) is the Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania where he also heads the Indo-US Forum and is member of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response.

Previously he served as Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and taught at Brown and Princeton Universities.  A former Director of Asian Studies for the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Waldron is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the boards of Freedom House and the Jamestown Foundation, is a regular consultant to the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and to intelligence agencies, and often testifies before Congress.

Dr. Waldron was a member of the commission led by General John Tilelli that reviewed the CIA’s China operations, and also served as a founding member of the Congressionally-mandated US-China Security Review Commission. He also has Russian language skills and area expertise and has served on Track Two delegations to Russia and China.

Dr. Waldron is an Associate at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research and the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, both at Harvard University.  His books include The Great Wall of China: from History to Myth (1992); How the Peace Was Lost: The 1935 Memorandum “Developments Affecting American Policy in the Far East” (1992); From War to Nationalism: China’s Turning Point 1924-1925 (1995).  He has edited and contributed to several volumes, including The Modernization of Inner Asia (1991), The People in Arms: Military Myth and National Mobilization since the French Revolution (2003);  The Chinese for the Blackwell series “The People of Asia,” and Mao’s Road to Power: Evolutionary Writings, 1912-1949, both forthcoming.

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