Phillip C. Saunders, PhD
Dr. Saunders is the Director of Studies and the Director of the Center for Study of Chinese Military Affairs. He has been a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies since January 2004.
He previously worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he served as Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program from 1999-2003 and taught courses on Chinese politics, Chinese foreign policy, and East Asian security. Dr. Saunders has conducted research and consulted on East Asian security issues for Princeton University and the Council on Foreign Relations and previously worked on Asia policy issues as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Dr. Saunders has published numerous articles and book chapters on China and Asian security issues; his recent publications include the monograph China’s Global Activism: Strategy, Drivers, and Tools.
Dr. Saunders attended Harvard College and received his MPA and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
"Bridge over Troubled Water? Envisioning a China-Taiwan Peace Agreement" Saunders, P. International Security
"Will China's Dream Turn into America's Nightmare?" Saunders, P. The China Brief. Jamestown Foundation.
April, 2010. (V. 10, 7)
"Civil-Military Relations in China: Assessing the PLA's Role in Elite Politics" Saunders, P., Kiselycznyk, M. China Strategic Perspective No. 2, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. August 2010
"Assessing Chinese Military Transparency" Saunders, P., Kiselycznyk, M. China Strategic Perspective No. 1, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. June, 2010