Toshi Yoshihara is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
He was previously the inaugural John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies and a Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. Dr. Yoshihara has also served as a visiting professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego; and the Strategy Department of the U.S. Air War College. He currently teaches a graduate course on seapower in the Indo-Pacific at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
His latest book, with James R. Holmes, is the second edition of Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy (Naval Institute Press, 2019). The book is listed on the U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program, the Indo-Pacific Command’s Professional Development Reading List, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program. The first edition of Red Star over the Pacific (Naval Institute Press, 2010) has been translated in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Germany.
Dr. Yoshihara is co-author of Indian Naval Strategy in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2009) and Chinese Naval Strategy in the Twenty-first Century: The Turn to Mahan (Routledge, 2008). He is also co-editor of Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age: Power, Ambition, and the Ultimate Weapon (Georgetown University Press, 2012) and Asia Looks Seaward: Power and Maritime Strategy (Praeger, 2008). His articles have appeared in Journal of Strategic Studies, Asian Security, Washington Quarterly, Orbis, World Affairs, Comparative Strategy, Strategic Analysis, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, and Naval War College Review, among other journals. The Naval War College Review awarded him the Hugh G. Nott Prize for best article of 2010.
In 2016 he was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award in recognition of his scholarship on maritime and strategic affairs at the Naval War College.
He holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University