Matthew Pottinger is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Institut Montaigne from June to July 2022.
He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Chairman of the China Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He served at the White House for 4 years in senior roles on the National Security Council staff, including as Deputy National Security Advisor from 2019 to 2021. In that role, he coordinated the full spectrum of national security policy. Before that, he served as Senior Director for Asia, where he led the administration’s work on the Indo-Pacific region, and in particular its shift on China policy.
Before his White House service, Pottinger spent the late 1990s and early 2000s in China as a reporter for Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. He then fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as a US Marine during 3 combat deployments between 2007 and 2010.
He is the author of an op-ed published In July 2022 by the Wall Street JournalShinzo Abe Invented the ‘Indo-Pacific’.