Isaac B. Kardon is senior fellow for China studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was formerly assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute. He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an associate in research at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Kardon’s book, China’s Law of the Sea: The New Rules of Maritime Order (Yale, 2023), analyzes PRC influence on “the rules” of the law of the sea. His research on China’s foreign ports and basing appears in International Security, Security Studies, Foreign Affairs, and the Naval War College Review, and was also delivered as Congressional testimony. Kardon earned a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies from Oxford University, and a BA in History from Dartmouth College. He was a China & the World post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University and has held visiting appointments at NYU School of Law, Academia Sinica, and the PRC National Institute for South China Sea Studies. He studied Chinese (Mandarin) at Peking University, Tsinghua University, Hainan University, and National Taiwan Normal University.