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Jeff M. Smith

Jeff M. Smith

Jeff M. Smith is the Director of Asian Security Programs and the Kraemer Strategy Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). He is the author of Cold Peace: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2014) and contributing author or editor of a half-dozen books and monographs on Asian security issues. Smith has testified as an expert witness before the U.S. Congress, including the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He regularly provides briefings for Members of Congress and their staff, as well as agencies and departments in the Executive Branch. He has served in an advisory role for multiple presidential campaigns and his writing on Asian security issues has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street JournalForeign Policy, USA Today, CNN, the Harvard International Review, Jane’s Intelligence ReviewThe National Interest and The Diplomat, among others. In recent years he has been interviewed and cited by the New York TimesThe Economist, Reuters, the BBC, and TIME Magazine, among others.

Why Is India Excluding Australia From Naval Drills?
June 01, 2017
Why Is India Excluding Australia From Naval Drills?
A closer look at the reasons for New Delhi’s stance on the Malabar exercises.
Why Is India Excluding Australia From Naval Drills?
The Real Significance of the US Carrier Group Fiasco   
May 02, 2017
The Real Significance of the US Carrier Group Fiasco   
A public diplomacy nightmare obscures the significance of the incident and what it says about U.S. commitment to the region.
The Real Significance of the US Carrier Group Fiasco   
Where Is India on the One China Policy?
March 06, 2017
Where Is India on the One China Policy?
Relations between New Delhi and Taipei have been growing closer.
Where Is India on the One China Policy?
China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
February 07, 2017
China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
A closer look at the advances Beijing has been making of late.
China's Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?
Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters
January 20, 2017
Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters
A deeper look at Dhaka’s role in an intensifying Great Game in the Indian Ocean.
Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
December 20, 2016
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
A closer look at a recent military flashpoint between China and the United States.
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
Waking the Beast: India’s Defense Reforms Under Modi
December 16, 2016
Waking the Beast: India’s Defense Reforms Under Modi
Modi and Parrikar deserve credit for shaking things up, but much work remains to be done.
Waking the Beast: India’s Defense Reforms Under Modi
China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare
November 18, 2016
China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare
Colombo is realizing the unintended strategic consequences of closer ties with Beijing.
China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare
Why Duterte’s Deals With China May Be Security Concerns
November 02, 2016
Why Duterte’s Deals With China May Be Security Concerns
The president's recent agreements with China are already raising troubling questions that need answers.
Why Duterte’s Deals With China May Be Security Concerns
Assessing US-India Defense Relations: The Technological Handshake
October 06, 2016
Assessing US-India Defense Relations: The Technological Handshake
A closer look at the second handshake that U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter referred to.
Assessing US-India Defense Relations: The Technological Handshake
Assessing US-India Relations: The Strategic Handshake
September 16, 2016
Assessing US-India Relations: The Strategic Handshake
A closer look at the growing convergence between the two countries.
Assessing US-India Relations: The Strategic Handshake
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