Harry J. Kazianis

Harry J. Kazianis

Harry J. Kazianis (@Grecianformula or Email: [email protected]) is Senior Director of National Security Affairs at the Center for the National Interest. He also serves as Executive Editor of its publishing arm, The National Interest.

Kazianis has held various roles at The National Interest, including Senior Editor and Managing Editor over the last decade. 

Harry is a recognized expert on national security issues involving North & South Korea, China, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and general U.S. foreign policy and national security challenges.

Past Experience 

Kazianis previously served as part of the foreign policy team for the 2016 presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz. Kazianis also managed the foreign policy communications efforts of the Heritage Foundation, served as Editor-In-Chief of the Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine and as a WSD-Handa Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): PACNET.

Kazianis has also held foreign policy fellowships at the Potomac Foundation and the University of Nottingham.


Kazianis is the author of the book The Tao of A2/AD, an exploration of China’s military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also authored several reports on U.S. military strategy in the Asia-Pacific as well as edited and co-authored a recent report on U.S.-Japan-Vietnam trilateral cooperation.

Kazianis has provided expert commentary, over 900 op-eds, and analysis for many outlets, including The TelegraphThe Wall Street JournalYonhapThe New York TimesHankyorehThe Washington Post, MSNBC, 1945, Fox News, Fox BusinessCNNUSA TodayCNBCPoliticoThe Financial Times, NBC, SlateReutersAPThe Washington ExaminerThe Washington Times, RollCall, RealClearPolitics, LA Times, Newsmax, BBCForeign PolicyThe Hill, Fortune, Forbes, DefenseOne, NewsweekNPRPopular Mechanics, VOAYahoo News, National Security Journal and many others.

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