Harry J. Kazianis
Korea and Defense Policy
Harry J. Kazianis (@Grecianformula) is 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).
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, Yonhap, The New York Times, Hankyoreh, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, USA Today, CNBC, Politico, The Financial Times, NBC, Slate, Reuters, AP, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, RollCall, RealClearPolitics, LA Times, Newsmax, BBC, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Fortune, Forbes, DefenseOne, Newsweek, NPR, Popular Mechanics, VOA and many others.
A widely published author (over 400 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, CNBC, Yale 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:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in China for a three-day stay at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Analysts say Kim has come to pay deference to Xi before new summits with Trump & South Korea’s Moon Jae In, @BrianToddCNN reports. https://t.co/t1mqQ63F0G pic.twitter.com/vSSK05OJlu
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) January 8, 2019