Joel Wuthnow is a research fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the U.S. National Defense University. His research focuses on Chinese military modernization, Chinese foreign and security policy, U.S.-China relations, and strategic developments in East Asia. Prior to joining NDU, he was a China analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, where he worked on a range of studies for the U.S. Department of Defense. Earlier, he was a 2011-2012 fellow in the China and the World Program at Princeton University and a pre-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.Phil. in Modern Chinese Studies from Oxford University, and an A.B., summa cum laude, in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is proficient in Mandarin.
- Chinese Diplomacy and the UN Security Council (Routledge, 2013; paperback edition 2015)
- Satu Limaye, Joel Wuthnow, and Nilanthi Samaranayake, "China and India's Slow-Moving Path to 'Water Wars'" The National Interest, November 1, 2016
- Joel Wuthnow and David Logan, "Should Taiwan Fear China's New Rocket Force?" Policy Forum, September 2, 2016
- Joel Wuthnow, "China's Calibrated Response to the South China Sea is Firm (Yet Flexible)," The National Interest, August 17, 2016
- Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow, "China's Goldwater-Nichols? Assessing PLA Organizational Reform" Joint Force Quarterly 82 (July 2016), 68-75
- Joel Wuthnow, "China's Much-Heralded NSC Has Disappeared," Foreign Policy, June 30, 2016
- Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow, "What Do China's Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?" NBR Commentary, May 19, 2016
- Nilanthi Samaranayake, Satu Limaye, and Joel Wuthnow, Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin (CNA, May 2016)
- Joel Wuthnow, "Water War: This River Could Sink China-India Relations," The National Interest, April 18, 2016
- Andrew S. Erickson and Joel Wuthnow, “Barriers, Springboards, and Benchmarks: China Conceptualizes the Pacific ‘Island Chains’” The China Quarterly, Vol. 225 (March 2016)
- Joel Wuthnow, "Warning: Is China Pivoting Back to North Korea?" The National Interest, March 8, 2016
- Joel Wuthnow, "Posing Problems without an Alliance: China-Iran Relations after the Nuclear Deal," NDU Strategic Forum 290, February 2016
- Andrew Erickson and Joel Wuthnow, "Why Islands Still Matter in Asia," The National Interest, February 5, 2016
- Joel Wuthnow, "Are Chinese Arms About to Flood Into Iran?" The National Interest, January 13, 2016
- "Chinese Diplomacy and the UN Security Council" Routledge 2013
- "Diverse Multilateralism: Four Strategies in China’s Multilateral Diplomacy" Journal of Chinese Political Science. September 2012, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 269-290
- "China and the Processes of Cooperation in UN Security Council Deliberations," Chinese Journal of International Politics 3:1 (March 2010), pp. 55-77.
- "The Concept of Soft Power in China's Strategic Discourse," Issues & Studies 44:2 (June 2008), pp. 1-28.
- "The Impact of Missile Threats on the Reliability of Overseas Bases," (Carlisle Barracks, PA: US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2005).
- Wuthnow, Joel, "The Integration of Cooptation and Coercion: China's Taiwan Strategy Since 2001," East Asia: An International Quarterly 23:3 (Fall 2006), pp. 22-45.