Tobias Harris is Deputy Director of the Indo-Pacific Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He is an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, East Asian trade and security issues, and US Asia policy.

His first book, The Iconoclast: Shinzō Abe And The New Japan, was published by Hurst in 2020. His articles have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the Nikkei Asia, and he regularly provides commentary for print and broadcast media worldwide. 

Prior to joining GMF, Tobias was senior fellow for Asia at the Center for American Progress, where he managed CAP’s coverage of Asia policy. From 2013 to 2021, he was a political risk analyst at Teneo Intelligence, the political risk arm of Teneo, a strategic advisory firm, where he covered Japan and the Korean peninsula. From 2014 to 2020, he was also economy, trade, and business fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

Tobias holds an M.Phil in international relations from the University of Cambridge, and he received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. He has conducted graduate research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in 2011-2012 he was a Fulbright scholar at the Institute for Social Science at the University of Tokyo.