Charles Dunst

Associate

Charles Dunst

Associate

Charles Dunst is an Associate and deputy director of research and analytics at The Asia Group, helping clients navigate political and economic developments across the Indo-Pacific. In this role, Charles generates analysis to help clients understand new opportunities and assess geopolitical risks in Asia. Charles is the author of TAG’s daily newswire, the Daily Asia, as well as the firm’s rapid-response Instant Insight memos. He also helps lead the firm’s thought leadership efforts.

Concurrently, he serves as an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’s Southeast Asia program. He is also a Contributing Editor of American Purpose, Francis Fukuyama’s magazine. Charles regularly publishes in the media and has written for outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has appeared on BBC News, ABC News, and TV Tokyo, among other outlets. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman (Hodder & Stoughton, February 2023). 

Prior to joining The Asia Group, Charles was an Associate with Eurasia Group’s Global Macro practice, focusing on Chinese foreign policy and the geopolitics of Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific. He was previously a foreign correspondent in Southeast Asia, reporting from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar for publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, and Haaretz. He has also lived in Hungary and England, and reported from Israel and the Palestinian territories, Romania, and Andorra.