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James Mann,, Mann
Foreign Policy Institute Author-in-Residence


Geographic Areas
East Asia | China | Taiwan

American foreign policy | diplomacy | domestic influences on foreign policy | human rights | media and foreign policy | strategic and security issues | U.S. Congress and foreign policy

Background and Education
Was senior writer-in-residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; served as staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, including positions as Beijing bureau chief, national security correspondent and foreign affairs columnist; was staff writer for the New Haven Journal-Courier, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and The Baltimore Sun; received the National Press Club Edwin M. Hood Award for diplomatic correspondence in 1993 and 1999, the Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting in 1999, the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for best book of the year by a journalist in 2000 and the Asia-Pacific Award for best book about Asia in 2000; was finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for books on international relations in 2000 and the Arthur Ross Book Prize in 2005; is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; formerly a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and fellow of the American Academy in Berlin; serves as guest commentator for television and radio networks; B.A., sociology, Harvard University

The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War (2009); The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression (2007); Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (2004); About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship With China, From Nixon to Clinton (1999); Beijing Jeep (1989); "Congress and Taiwan" in Making China Policy (2001); numerous articles in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The Washington Post

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Room: Rome 405
Phone: 202.587.3217

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