Jeff M. Smith is a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, focusing on South Asia. He formerly served as director of Asian Security Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council. Smith is the author of Cold Peace: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century, (Lexington Books, 2014), and author and editor of the forthcoming Asia’s Quest for Balance: China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018). Smith has contributed to multiple books on Asian security issues, testified as an expert witness before multiple congressional committees, served in an advisory role for several presidential campaigns, and regularly briefs officials in the executive and legislative branches on matters of Asian security. His writing on Asian security issues has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, USA Today, Harvard International Review, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The National Interest, and The Diplomat, among others.

Last Updated: June 14, 2018



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