Daniel Kliman is a Senior Advisor with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where his research focuses on Asia and the future of the rules-based international order. At GMF, Kliman also directs the Young Strategists Forum, a leadership development initiative for mid-career policy professionals from the world’s major democracies. In addition to his work at GMF, Kliman is a fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

Before joining GMF, Kliman was a visiting fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He has served as a Japan Policy Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an Adjunct Research Associate with the Institute for Defense Analyses. Kliman is the author of the book, Fateful Transitions: How Democracies Manage Rising Powers, from the Eve of World War I to China's Ascendance, and has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal Asia Edition, Foreign Policy, CNN.com, The Diplomat, and other major news outlets. Kliman graduated from Stanford University and received his Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. He speaks fluent Japanese and is conversant in basic Chinese.

Last Updated: January 16, 2015



China’s Losing Bet Against History

Daniel Kliman
In 1991, Deng Xiaoping famously explained that in order to reassure the world of its peaceful intentions, China should “cope with affairs calmly; hide our capacities and bide our time; be good at maintaining a low profile; and never claim leadership...



The China-Vietnam Standoff: How Will It End?

Daniel Kliman, Ely Ratner & more
Daniel Kliman:Five thousand miles from Ukraine, off the coast of Vietnam, China is taking a page from Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s playbook. Beijing’s recent placement of a huge oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea leverages...