Ted Galen Carpenter is vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is the author of seven and the editor of 10 books on international affairs, including America’s Coming War with China; 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.

Carpenter is contributing editor to the National Interest and serves on the editorial boards of Mediterranean Quarterly and the Journal of Strategic Studies, and is the author of more than 350 articles and policy studies. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, World Policy Journal, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs in the United States, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, and other regions.

Carpenter received his Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Texas.