Donald S. Zagoria is NCAFP Senior Vice President and Project Director for Forum on Asia-Pacific Security. FAPS runs five major track II dialogues on regional security issues in the Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining the NCAFP, Professor Zagoria was a consultant during the Carter Administration to both the National Security Council and the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the State Department. He has also worked for the RAND Corporation and taught courses on United States foreign policy and the international relations of East Asia at Hunter College for many years. Professor Zagoria is the author of four books and over 300 articles on Asian security issues. His most recent papers and publications include: “A Rough Road Ahead for U.S.-China Relations.” Conference report, January 21, 2010; “Promoting Quadrilateral Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region.” Conference report, December 9, 2009; “U.S.-DPRK Relations at a Crossroads: Danger of Drift.” Conference report, October 30, 2009; “Cross-Strait Relations: The Potential for a Win-Win Solution.”Conference report, July 8, 2009; “Making Peace in the Taiwan Strait.” National Committee on American Foreign Policy, ed. May 2009; “Cross-Strait Relations: Cautious Optimism.” Conference report, January 14, 2009. His book on the Sino-Soviet Conflict, published in 1962, is generally recognized as the seminal work on one of the key turning points in the Cold War--the split between Moscow and Beijing.
Professor Zagoria earned his B.A. at Rutgers University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University.