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 is Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations. He also directs the Water and Oceans program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP). He received a PhD in History from Yale University in December, 2012. His book, "Haunted by Chaos: China's Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping," will be published in July 2018 by Harvard University Press. He has published articles in Cold War History and Diplomatic History; his research has been supported by the Cold War International History Project at the Wilson Center. He has also written for The Economist, The American Interest, Prospect, e360, and YaleGlobal, on topics ranging from Burmese Muslims in China to dolphin migration through the Bosphorus. Prior to his time at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he spent nine months living in Turkey.
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