Chinese foreign policy, Southeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific
Charles Dunst is an associate with Eurasia Group's Global Macro practice, focusing on Chinese foreign policy and the geopolitics of Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific. He is also a visiting scholar at the East-West Center in Washington, an associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics, and a contributing editor of American Purpose, Francis Fukuyama's new magazine.
He regularly publishes in the media, and has written opinion pieces on international affairs and LGBT+ issues for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and the Council on Foreign Relations, among other outlets. He has appeared on BBC News, ABC News, and Newsy.
A former foreign correspondent in Southeast Asia (2018-19), Dunst reported from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar for publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, and Haaretz. During this period, he covered stories including U.S. deportations to Indochina, China's growing influence in the region, Myanmar's foreign policy, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's propaganda efforts, and the Khmer Rouge tribunal. He has also lived in Hungary, and reported from Israel and the Palestinian territories, Romania, and Andorra.
He holds an M.Sc. with Distinction in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. with honors in World Politics from Hamilton College, for which he also studied at Hungary's Corvinus University of Budapest. He speaks elementary Khmer (just enough to order kuy teav at a Phnom Penh market) and limited Spanish.
East-West Center, AsiaPacific Issues, No. 148, April 2021 (peer-reviewed)
Foreign Policy, March 2021
Council on Foreign Relations, January 2021