Phuong Nguyen is an associate fellow with the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies. In this role, she conducts research and writes on Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy toward the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and China’s peripheral diplomacy. Nguyen is the coauthor of Southeast Asia’s Geopolitical Centrality and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (CSIS, June 2015), Thailand in Crisis: Scenarios and Policy Responses (CSIS, July 2014), and A New Era in U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Deepening Ties Two Decades after Normalization (CSIS, June 2014), and she is coeditor of Perspectives on the South China Sea: Diplomatic, Legal, and Security Dimensions of the Dispute (CSIS, September 2014). Her work has been published in East Asia Forum, Yale Global, World Politics Review, Nikkei Asian Review, The Straits Times, Bangkok Post, and Business Insider. Nguyen holds an M.A. in Asian studies from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. She speaks fluent French and Vietnamese.
Nguyen holds an M.A. in Asian studies from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C.