Harry J. Kazianis

 Korea and Defense Policy 

(Above, Kazianis spoke to Fox News after the conclusion of the Doanld Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting in late June.)

Harry J. Kazianis (@Grecianformula) is Senior Director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest. He also serves as Executive Editor of its publishing arm, The National Interest. Mr. Kazianis is a recognized expert on national security issues involving North & South Korea, China, the Asia-Pacific, general U.S. foreign policy and national security challenges.

Kazianis is also Fellow for National Security Affairs at the Potomac Foundation and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the University of Nottingham (UK).

(Above, Kazianis spoke with Ed Henry of Fox News as President Trump discussed walking away from a potential deal at the Hanoi Summit.)

He previously served as part of the foreign policy team for the 2016 presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz. Kazianis in the past also managed the foreign policy communications efforts of the Heritage Foundation. He also served as Editor-In-Chief of the Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine and as a WSD-Handa Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): PACNET.

Kazianis is the author of the book The Tao of A2/AD, an exploration of China’s military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also authored several reports on U.S. military strategy in the Asia-Pacific as well as edited and co-authored a recent report on U.S.-Japan-Vietnam trilateral cooperation.

(The above is Harry presenting his thoughts on North Korea to a group on Capitol Hill.)

Kazianis has provided expert commentary (including television and radio appearances) and analysis for multiple outlets including The Wall Street Journal, YonhapThe New York Times, HankyorehThe Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, USA Today, CNBCPoliticoThe Financial Times, NBC, SlateReutersAPThe Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, RollCall, RealClearPolitics, LA Times, Newsmax, BBCForeign Policy, The Hill, Fortune, Forbes, DefenseOne, Newsweek, NPRPopular Mechanics, VOA and many others.

Kazianis speaking during a round table discussion in Seoul, South Korea at the time of the Third Inter-Korean Summit.

A widely published author (over 500 op-eds), Kazianis is a frequent contributor to many publications around the globe. This includes almost 100 op-eds for Fox News Opinion (see author archive here) as well as columns for publications such as USA Today, CNBCYale Global, The Week, The Washington Times, The Lowy Interpreter, ASPI’s The Strategist, The Diplomat, The National Interest and many others.

Kazianis holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island as well as an ALM (or M.A.) focusing on International Relations from Harvard University.

Below is an example of his media work, a recent segment on CNN’s The Situation Report: