To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director of The China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University (1996-present), and Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution (1998-present).
Before joining the faculty at George Washington, he taught for eight years at the University of London'sSchool of Orientaland African Studies, where he also served as Editor of the China Quarterly from 1991-96. He also served as Acting Director of the Asia Program at theWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1987-1988), and as an analyst in the Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1976-77), and the National Security Council staff (1977-78).
Professor Shambaugh is recognized internationally as an authority on contemporary Chinese affairs, U.S.-China Relations and the international politics and security of the Asia-Pacific region. He is a widely published author of numerous books, articles, book chapters and newspaper editorials. He has authored four and edited twelve books, including Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics, editor (University of California Press, 2006); The Odyssey of China's Imperial Art Treasures, co-authored with Jeannette Shambaugh Elliott (University of Washington Press, 2005), and Modernizing China's Military (University of California Press, 2003). He has also published articles in Foreign Affairs, International Security, Survival, The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Washington Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Far Eastern Economic Review, Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Current History, and other periodicals. He is also a frequent commentator in international media.
Professor Shambaugh received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Universityof Michigan, and M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and B.A. in East Asian Studies from The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He has been a visiting scholar at numerous institutions inChina, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Germany, Russia,Japan, and the United States. Most recently, he was selected as a 2002-2003 Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Professor Shambaugh has held a number of consultancies, including The U.S. Department of Defense, The Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, United StatesInformation Agency, Rand Corporation, The Asia Society, The Library of Congress, Microsoft Corporation, Deutche Bank, and American Express. He serves on several editorial boards and is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, National Committee on U.S. China Relations, the World Economic Forum, The Council on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, The Asia Society, Association for Asian Studies, and Pacific Council on International Policy.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 5:16pm