Isaac Stone Fish is an internationally recognized expert on Asia, award-winning journalist, influential opinion writer, fluent Mandarin speaker, and skilled public communicator.
Stone Fish is a senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations in New York City; he is also an on-air contributor to CBSN, a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and an international affairs analyst for PRI’s The World. Previously he served as Foreign Policy Magazine’s Asia Editor: he managed coverage of the region, and wrote about the politics, economics, and international affairs of China, Japan, and the Koreas. Formerly a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Stone Fish spent seven years living in China prior to joining Foreign Policy. He has traveled widely in the region and in the country, visiting every Chinese province, autonomous region, and municipality.
Stone Fish frequently presents on and moderates panels on subjects including U.S. policy towards Asia, Chinese economic reform, China’s political economy, the relations among China, North Korea, and the U.S., among others, at events around the world. Besides publishing in Foreign Policy, Stone Fish’s articles have also appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Slate, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Politico Magazine, The Daily Beast, Time, and the Los Angeles Times.
His views on international affairs have been widely quoted, including in MSNBC, ABC, NPR, CBS, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, the BBC, Talking Points Memo, and Al Jazeera, among others; and in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese media.
Stone Fish is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Chinese literature. He is also a Truman National Security Project fellow, a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute, and an alumni of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper’s program.