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Daniel Markey

Senior Fellow


Daniel Markey is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute and senior research professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also serves as the academic director of the SAIS Global Policy Program. He teaches courses in international politics and policy.

Markey’s latest book, China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2020. It assesses the evolving political, economic, and security links between China and its western neighbors, including Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. It explains what these changes are likely to mean for the United States and recommends steps that Washington should take in response.

From 2007 to 2015, Markey was a senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. In the role, he wrote a book on the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad (Cambridge University Press, 2013). From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He also served as executive director of Princeton’s Research Program in International Security.

Markey is author of numerous reports, articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces. His commentary has been featured widely in U.S. and international media. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.

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