Matthew Funaiole is a fellow with the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on power relationships and alliance structures in the Asia-Pacific, and he is currently developing an interactive website for CSIS that will explore various aspects of Chinese power. Prior to joining CSIS, Matthew taught international relations and foreign policy courses at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, where he also completed his doctoral research. He currently holds an adjunct research position with the Foreign Policy Centre in London, where he has published several policy briefings.
Matthew was a visiting member of the project from 2013 – 2014. He designed the project’s website and continues to maintain it. He was also a contributing researcher to “The Future of U.S.-China Relations under Xi Jinping” project at Harvard University, which examined the strategic relationship between the United States and China. He is currently drafting a manuscript that examines how shifts in power structures and international norms impact foreign policy.
His latest academic article, titled “Conceptualizing Japan’s Foreign Policy Trajectory through Social Identity Theory” will be published in an upcoming issue of East Asia: An International Quarterly. Matthew is engaged in several creative writing projects that include screenplays, short stories, and a recently finished novel. Matthew is also an avid photography enthusiast.