Ted Galen Carpenter is Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. He received his Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Texas.
Dr. Carpenter's books include Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America, America's Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan, The Korean Conundrum: America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington's Futile War on Drugs in Latin America, The Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment, Beyond NATO: Staying Out of Europe's Wars, and A Search for Enemies: America's Alliances after the Cold War.
He is contributing editor to the National Interest and serves on the editorial boards of Mediterranean Quarterly and the Journal of Strategic Studies, and he is the author of more than 400 articles and policy studies. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, National Interest, World Policy Journal, and many other publications. Dr. Carpenter is also a frequent guest on radio and television programs in the United States, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, and other regions.