Michael Mazza is a visiting fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he analyzes US defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese military modernization, cross–Taiwan Strait relations, and Korean Peninsula security.
Mazza has contributed to numerous AEI studies on American grand strategy in Asia, US defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific, and Taiwanese defense strategy, and his published work includes pieces in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Los Angeles Times, The American Interest, and Foreign Affairs. Mazza was recognized as a 2010-11 Foreign Policy Initiative Future Leader.
Mazza has an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies and a B.A. in history from Cornell University. He has lived in China where he attended the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.