Michael Swaine

Senior Associate,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

As a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment, Michael Swaine specializes in Chinese security and foreign policy, U.S.–China relations, and East Asian international relations. Mr. Swaine began his work with the Carnegie Endowment after 12 years at the RAND Corporation, where he was a senior political scientist in international studies and a research director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy. Mr. Swaine was appointed as the first recipient of the RAND Center for Asia-Pacific Policy Chair in Northeast Asian Security in recognition of the exceptional contributions he has made in his field.
Prior to joining RAND in 1989, Mr. Swaine was a consultant with a private sector firm; a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley; and a research associate at Harvard University. He attended the Taipei and Tokyo Inter-University Centers for Language Study, for training in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. He received his BA from George Washington University, and his A.M. and PhD from Harvard University
He is the published author of numerous articles, testimony, and commentary; his latest books include Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy (Rand, 2000) and Ballistic Missiles and Missile Defense in Asia (Seattle, WA: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2002, 2002).