Matthew P. Funaiole

Director, iDeas Lab, and Senior Fellow, China Power Project

Matthew P. Funaiole is a director with the iDeas Lab at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He specializes in using data-driven research to unpack complex policy issues, specifically those related to Chinese foreign and security policy, cross-Strait relations, and maritime trade. From late 2015 through mid-2020, he was the principal researcher for the ChinaPower website. Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Funaiole taught international relations and foreign policy analysis at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, where he also completed his doctoral research. Dr. Funaiole is also engaged in several creative writing projects, and he is an avid photography enthusiast.

Contact Information
Email: MFunaiole [at]
Tel: 202.775.3299