Michael Auslin

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From a Henry Jackson Society event profile:

Michael Auslin is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, writing about Asia and global security. He is also a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., where he is a director in Asian and Security Studies. He specializes in U.S. defense and foreign policy, security and political relations in the Indo-Pacific region, and global maritime and airpower issues.
Dr. Auslin was Associate Professor of History at Yale University prior to joining AEI. He also has been a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo. He received the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award for Excellence in 2010, and has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund, and an Asia 21 Fellow by the Asia Society, in addition to being a former Fulbright and Japan Foundation Scholar.
Dr. Auslin is a prolific author and his books include the new release, Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations (Harvard University Press, 2011). In addition to his Wall Street Journal column, his writing appears in leading publications and he comments regularly for U.S. and foreign broadcast media. He is currently writing a book on America’s future and the rise of the Indo-Pacific. He received a BSc from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives outside of Washington, D.C., with his family.[1]


  1. HJS Event: "America and Asia in the age of Obama", 6 March 2012.
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