Isaac Stone Fish is a journalist and a contributing columnist at Washington Post Global Opinions. He is also a senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations in New York City, and an on-air contributor to CBSN. Previously he served as Foreign Policy Magazine's Asia editor: he managed coverage of the region and wrote about the politics, economics, and international affairs of China, Japan, and North Korea. A fluent Mandarin speaker and formerly a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Stone Fish spent seven years living in China prior to joining Foreign Policy. He has traveled widely in the region and in the country, visiting every Chinese province, autonomous region, and municipality.
His views on international affairs have been widely quoted, including in MSNBC, ABC, NPR, CNN, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, the BBC, the Sydney Morning Herald, Fox News, Talking Points Memo, and Al-Jazeera, among others; and in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese media. Stone Fish’s articles have also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Slate, The New Republic, Politico Magazine, The Daily Beast, Time, and the Los Angeles Times. While in Beijing, he served on the board of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China, and, when the sky wasn’t the color of glue, was an avid runner.
Stone Fish is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Chinese literature. He is also a Truman National Security Project fellow, a former international affairs analyst for PRI's the World, an advisor for the Academy Award-winning 2019 documentary American Factory, a non-resident senior fellow at the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute, a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an alumni of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper's program. He is writing a book on Beijing's influence on the United States for Knopf.