Professor Lyle J. Goldstein is an associate professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) and the China case study scholar on the Rising Powers Initiative’s project exploring the linkages between energy security and maritime strategies in Asia. The CMSI was established at U.S. Naval War College in October 2006 to improve mutual understanding and maritime cooperation with China. He served as the founding director of CMSI from 2006 to 2011. For this service, he was recently awarded the Superior Civilian Service Medal.
Proficient in Chinese and Russian, Professor Goldstein has conducted extensive field research in both China and Russia. His research on Chinese security policy, especially concerning maritime development, has been published in China Quarterly,International Security, IISS Survival, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Journal of Strategic Studies, and U.S. Naval InstituteProceedings.
Professor Goldstein’s first book, which compared proliferation crises and focused particularly on Chinese nuclear strategy, was published by Stanford University Press in 2005. He is the co-editor of the books China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force(2007), China’s Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing’s Maritime Policies (2008), China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in a Comparative Historical Context (2009), China, the US and 21st Century Sea Power: Defining a Maritime Partnership (2010) and Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles (2011). Recently, his research has focused on various quandaries in U.S.-China relations, including the imperative to enhance maritime cooperation.
He earned a PhD from Princeton University in 2001 and has an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.