Isaac Stone Fish is an expert on China’s foreign policy, elite politics, and political economy; Sino-U.S. relations; China’s complicated relationship with North Korea; the Trump team’s Asia policy. He also tries to make some sense out of what is happening in North Korea.
Currently, Stone Fish serves as a senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. He is also an on-air contributor to CBSN, an international affairs analyst for PRI’s The World, and a regular guest on TV and radio programs about China and North Korea. He previously served as Foreign Policy Magazine’s Asia Editor; before that, he was Newsweek’s Beijing correspondent. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Stone Fish spent seven years in China: he has traveled widely in the region and in the country, visiting every Chinese province, autonomous region, and municipality.
Stone Fish is also a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute, a Truman National Security Fellow, and an alumni of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper program.
His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast, among others. His views on international affairs have been widely quoted, including in MSNBC, ABC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, the BBC, Talking Points Memo, Deutsche Welle, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Al-Jazeera, among others; and in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese media.
An experienced public speaker, Stone Fish has given talks at dozens of universities, think tanks, conferences, and events around the world.