Joel Wuthnow


Adjunct Associate Professor - Center for Security Studies


School of Foreign Service (SFS)
  • General profile
General profile


Dr. Joel Wuthnow is a research fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the National Defense University. His research covers Chinese foreign and security policy, Chinese military affairs, U.S.-China relations, and strategic developments in East Asia. Prior to joining NDU, Dr. Wuthnow was a China analyst at CNA, a postdoctoral fellow in the China and the World Program at Princeton University, and a pre-doctoral fellow at The Brookings Institution. His articles have appeared in journals such as The China Quarterly, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Joint Force Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Issues & Studies, as well as in NDU's Strategic Forum series. He is also the author of a book, Chinese Diplomacy and the UN Security Council (Routledge, 2013; paperback edition 2015).


  • Ph.D. (2011) Columbia University, Political Science
  • M.Phil (2006) Oxford University, Modern Chinese Studies
  • A.B. (2003 ) Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School


  • Chinese (speak, read, write)