Andrew S. Erickson

Professor and Research Director, U.S. Naval War College

Andrew S. Erickson


Dr. Andrew S. Erickson is a Professor of Strategy in the U.S. Naval War College (NWC)’s China Maritime Studies Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He testifies periodically before Congress and briefs leading officials, including the Secretary of Defense. Erickson helped to escort the Commander of China’s Navy on a visit to Harvard and subsequently to establish, and to lead the first iteration of, NWC’s first naval officer exchange program with China. His research focuses on Indo-Pacific defense, international relations, technology, and resource issues. Dr. Erickson was a 2019-2022 Visiting Scholar.

Research interests: China defense and foreign policy; China maritime and aerospace technology development, history and current status; China energy, resources, and geostrategy; Sino-American relations and contemporary policy issues

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