Jeff M. Smith

Jeff M. Smith

Director, Asian Studies Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia
  • Global Politics

Jeff Smith is Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.

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Jeff M. Smith is Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.

He is the Author/Editor of “Asia’s Quest for Balance: China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific” (2018), and of “Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the 21st Century” (2014). He has contributed to multiple books on Asian Security issues, testified as an expert witness before multiple congressional committees, served in an advisory role for several presidential campaigns, and regularly briefs officials in the executive and legislative branches on matters of Asian security.

His writing on Asian security issues has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, the Harvard International Review, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The National Interest, and The Diplomat, among others. In recent years his expert commentary has been featured by The Economist, The New York Times, FOX News, The Washington Times, Reuters, and the BBC, among others.

Smith formerly served as the Director of Asian Security Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council.