Eric Heginbotham

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eric Heginbotham

Dr. Eric Heginbotham is principal research scientist at MIT’s Center for International Studies and former political scientist at RAND. His RAND projects included work on U.S. Asian allies' responses to the rise of China and a comparative study of Chinese and Indian use of force, military doctrine, and capabilities.

Heginbotham has recently completed a book manuscript on civil-military relations in East Asia and has published articles on Japanese and Chinese foreign policy in Foreign Affairs, International Security, Current History, and The National Interest.

Before coming to RAND, Heginbotham was a Senior Fellow of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He taught as a visiting faculty member of Boston College's Political Science Department and served for sixteen years in the U.S. Army Reserves and National Guard.

Last Updated: July 1, 2017