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Michael Beckley is Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

His research on great power competition has received multiple awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association and appeared in numerous media including the Atlantic, the Economist, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, NPR, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.


Previously, Michael was an International Security Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, the RAND Corporation, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He continues to advise offices within the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Department of Defense.

Michael holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University. His first book, Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower, was published in 2018 by Cornell University Press. His second, Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict With China, was co-authored with Hal Brands and published by W.W. Norton in 2022.

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