Ross H. Munro

A distinguished writer and scholar, Ross H. Munro is co-author of The Coming Conflict with China, the widely hailed publication that was the first major book to argue that the People's Republic of China (PRC) has emerged as America's most formidable rival. Recognized by the New York Times as one of the most notable books of 1997, it has been published in several translated editions, including Japanese, German, and French, as well as separate editions in mainland China and in Taiwan. The book and Mr. Munro were subjected to one of the heaviest attacks by the P.R.C. media in recent years.

Mr. Munro is Director of Asian Studies at the Center for Security Studies, located in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is a member of the adjunct faculty of The Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of statecraft and national security affairs in Washington, D.C., and a consultant to the National Intelligence Council and the Department of Defense. His fields of expertise include Modern Chinese History and Strategy, Asian Affairs, and U.S.-China rselations; currently he is involved in a major research project studying China's relations with countries on its land borders.

Mr. Munro has been a recognized China expert since the mid-1970s when he was posted in Beijing as bureau chief for the Toronto Globe and Mail. From 1978 to 1990 Mr. Munro was with Time magazine and served throughout Asia and as bureau chief in Bangkok, New Delhi and Hong Kong. From 1990 to 1997 Mr. Munro was Resident Scholar and Director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Mr. Munro is a frequent public speaker throughout the United States and abroad. His television appearances include ABC's Nightline and World News Tonight, the NBC Nightly News, CNN, FoxNews, and PBS' Newshour with Jim Lehrer. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Commentary, and Orbis, as well as in several books (such as his chapter on "China: The Challenge of a Rising Power" in Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy published in 2000).

Mr. Munro graduated with honors in Political Science in 1965 from the University of British Columbia and did graduate work in the doctoral program in political science at Stanford University.

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