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 has reported from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar for outlets like The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, and Haaretz. During this period, he covered stories including U.S.-Southeast Asia relations, Chinese influence in the region, Myanmar's foreign policy, Cambodia's propaganda efforts, the U.S. war legacy, and the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
He has also lived in Hungary, and reported from Israel and the West Bank, 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.
Top image: Khmer fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of Kampot, Cambodia (Charles Dunst)
Middle image: Montagnard men preparing meat in Kontum Province, Vietnam (Charles Dunst)
Bottom image: Dunst at Wat Banan in Battambang Province, Cambodia