Sulmaan Khan

Sulmaan Khan

(617) 627-2638
Research/Areas of Interest:

Chinese foreign relations
International security
International history


  • MA, Yale University, New Haven, United States, 2005
  • PhD, Yale University, New Haven, United States, 2012


Sulmaan Khan holds the Denison Chair in International History and Chinese Foreign Relations at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He is the author of HAUNTED BY CHAOS: CHINA'S GRAND STRATEGY FROM MAO ZEDONG TO XI JINPING (Harvard University Press) and MUSLIM, TRADER, NOMAD, SPY: CHINA'S COLD WAR AND THE PEOPLE OF THE TIBETAN BORDERLANDS (University of North Carolina Press). He has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Economist. He has been a participant in NIC seminars and has spoken on China at INDOPACOM. His new book THE STRUGGLE FOR TAIWAN: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, CHINA, AND THE ISLAND CAUGHT BETWEEN will be published by Basic Books (US) and Allen Lane (UK and Commonwealth) in 2024. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Yale University.
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