Harry J. Kazianis

Defense Policy

Harry J. Kazianis (@Grecianformula) is Director of Defense 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 Korea, China, the Asia-Pacific and 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).

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 WSD-Handa Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies: PACNET.

He has given lectures at Harvard, Yale, all branches of the U.S. military and to many private organizations on national security issues around the world. He holds a graduate degree focusing on international relations from Harvard University.

Kazianis is the author of  the monograph 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.

Kazianis has provided expert commentary and/or published over 300 op-eds and analyses for multiple outlets including The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room, USA Today, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Politico, CNN, CNBC, The Financial Times, NBC, SlateReutersAPThe Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, RollCall, RealClearPolitics, LA Times, Newsmax, BBC, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Breitbart, Fortune, Forbes, DefenseOne, Newsweek, NPR, Popular Mechanics, VOA and many others.

Additional examples of his recent media work are below: