Dr. Larry M. Wortzel is president of Asia Strategies and Risks, LLC. He provides consulting services on defenses, security, political and economic issues related to China and East Asia.
Wortzel has 37 years of experience assessing events and working in the Asia-Pacific region. He is the author of two books on China’s politics and military affairs. In addition, he has edited and contributed chapters to eight other books on China’s military forces. Wortzel has lectured in and contributed his expertise to newspapers, magazines and government officials in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. During a 32-year military career he served in China, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. Wortzel has been a strategist for the Pentagon and was director of the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. He was vice president for foreign policy and defense studies at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington, DC, think tank. He is a commissioner on the Congressionally-appointed US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Dr. Wortzel’s writing and work focus on security issues in Asia, Chinese political and military developments, space policy, nuclear doctrine, the Korean Peninsula, ballistic missile defense, and technology transfer. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Hawaii. He studied Chinese at the U.S. Defense Language Institute and the National University of Singapore. He has shared his expert knowledge with CNN, the BBC, NPR, Fox News, the Los Angeles Times, Chosin Ilbo, Dong A Ilbo, and Sankei Shimbun. He has appeared on Buchanan and Press, The Jim Lehrer News Hour, the O’Reilly Show and the Chris Mathews Show.