Edward Schwarck

Research Fellow, Asia Studies

Edward Schwarck is Research Fellow, Asia Studies at RUSI. He manages the Institute’s Asia Programme and his research focuses on regional security in the Asia-Pacific, Chinese foreign and security policy, and elite level politics.

Edward lived for over three years in the People’s Republic of China, including one year in Xinjiang, and speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.

He has led RUSI research projects on Sino-Indian relations in Afghanistan, cross-strait relations, the UK’s security relationship with Japan, and China’s North Korea policy.

Edward is a regular commentator in the media on Asia-Pacific affairs and China’s far west.
Edward has a BA in Chinese and History from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He received his MA (with Distinction) in War Studies from King’s College London.

He previously worked at the International Crisis Group in Beijing and on non-proliferation issues at the International Centre for Security Analysis in London.