In the NewsAug 4, 2022
Culver on Sinica Podcast: Another Taiwan Straits Crisis?
On August 4, 2022, Global China Hub senior fellow John K. Culver was featured on SupChina‘s Sinica Podcast, “Another Taiwan Straits Crisis? CIA veteran John Culver weighs in”. “[Xi Jinping] has a lot on his plate and he didn’t need a crisis on the Taiwan Strait, but since we’ve decided to give him one, then […]
In the NewsApr 19, 2022
Culver and Lin in Foreign Policy: China’s Taiwan plans may get faster and deadlier
By Atlantic Council
On April 19, 2022, Global China Hub nonresident senior fellow John K. Culver and CSIS China Power Project director Bonny Lin published an article in Foreign Policy, “China’s Taiwan Plans May Get Faster and Deadlier”. In the article, Culver and Lin argue that it is possible that the Ukraine conflict “may introduce some near-term uncertainty […]
John K. Culver is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) senior intelligence officer with thirty-five years of experience as a leading analyst of East Asian affairs, including security, economic, and foreign-policy dimensions.
Previously as national intelligence officer for East Asia from 2015 to 2018, Culver drove the Intelligence Community’s support to top policymakers on East Asian issues and managed extensive relationships inside and outside government. He produced a large body of sophisticated, leading-edge analysis and mentored widely on analytic tradecraft. He also routinely represented the Intelligence Community to senior US policy, military, academic, private-sector and foreign-government audiences.
Culver is a recipient of the 2013 William L. Langer Award for extraordinary achievement in the CIA’s analytic mission. He was a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and CIA’s Senior Analytic Service. He was also awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.