David Shambaugh

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David Shambaugh (simplified Chinese: 沈大伟; traditional Chinese: 沈大偉; pinyin: Shěn Dàwěi) is a professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University in Washington DC,[1] as well as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.[2] He is regarded as an authority on China’s foreign policy, military and security issues in East Asia, and Chinese politics. Shambaugh is a regular media commentator, and has acted as an advisor to the United States government and several private foundations and corporations.[1] He was formerly the editor of the China Quarterly, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[2] Shambaugh’s book China Goes Global was selected by The Economist as one of the best books of the year.[3]

Shambaugh earned his bachelor’s degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs, where he now teaches. He received his M.A. in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

His father was George E. Shambaugh, Jr..


  • China Goes Global: The Partial Power (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Charting China's Future: Domestic and International Challenges (2011)
  • China's Communist Party: Atrophy & Adaptation (2008)
  • American and European Relations with China (2008)
  • International Relations of Asia (2008)
  • Power Shift: China & Asia's New Dynamics (2005)
  • China Watching: Perspectives from Europe, Japan, and the United States (2007)
  • China-Europe Relations (2007)
  • Modernizing China's Military (2003)
  • The Odyssey of China's Imperial Art Treasures (2005)
  • The Modern Chinese State (2000)
  • Is China Unstable: Assessing the Factors (2000)
  • China's Military Faces the Future (1999)
  • The China Reader: The Reform Era (1998)
  • Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice (1996)
  • Deng Xiaoping: Portrait of a Chinese Statesman (1995)
  • Beautiful Imperialist (1993)
  • China's Military in Transition (1991)
  • The Making of a Premier: Zhao Ziyang's Provincial Career (1984)


  1. ^ a b Elliott School of International Affairs, Faculty: David Shambaugh
  2. ^ a b Brookings Institution, ‘Experts: David Shambaugh'
  3. ^ Elliott School of International Affairs Briefing - Kudos ESIA Briefing Feb 2014

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