Charles H. Fairbanks Jr. is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He was formerly a research professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins' Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and a director of the Central Asia/Caucasus Institute.
Fairbanks has served as a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of State and as member of the department's policy-planning staff. He was a foreign-policy adviser to the Reagan campaign in 1980 and the Bush campaign in 1988. Fairbanks has also served on the political science faculty of Yale University and the University of Toronto.