Asia

The Carnegie Asia Program in Beijing and Washington provides clear and precise analysis to policy makers on the complex economic, security, and political developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is a joint U.S.–China research center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Center brings together senior scholars and experts from the United States and China for collaborative research on common global challenges that face the United States and China.
 
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The Fairness Dilemma

China and Japan’s perceptions of fairness are often incompatible, leading to a fairness dilemma that could end in tragedy and involve the U.S. military.

Realizing China’s Sustainable Growth Rate

Continued economic growth in China depends upon Beijing’s success in restructuring its fiscal system.

Democratic Despair Masks Hope in Southeast Asia

Recent setbacks to democracy in Southeast Asia are matters for concern, but not causes for despair.

The Exorbitant “Burden”

The role of the U.S. dollar as the world’s global reserve currency has been regarded as a great advantage to the United States but actually it is a destabilizing burden rather than an “exorbitant privilege.”

China’s Debt Dilemma

China’s economy is in for a bumpy ride. But if Chinese leaders implement the right macroeconomic policies and structural reforms, the challenges should be manageable.

What Myanmar Means for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

The historic political and economic transition under way in Myanmar is a strategic opportunity for the United States and Japan that requires closer alliance coordination.

Xi Jinping's July 2014 Trip to Latin America

Xi Jinping’s ten-day July 2014 trip to Latin America constitutes an important milestone in the development of China-Latin America relations.

 
  • ROK-U.S. Civil Nuclear and Nonproliferation Collaboration in Third Countries
    Duyeon Kim, Fred McGoldrick, Robert Einhorn, James Tyson January 22, 2015 Brookings Institution

    The projected growth in the use of nuclear power worldwide creates new opportunities for deepening and expanding existing U.S.-South Korean collaboration to promote the civil uses of nuclear energy in third countries. This expansion can build on the cooperation that is already taking place.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Inverted Balance Sheets and Doubling the Financial Bet
    Michael Pettis January 21, 2015 China Financial Markets

    Chinese economic growth will continue to slow. Although many economic analyses are based on the success of economic reforms, near-term growth is more accurately forecast in terms of balance sheet constraints.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China: The Influence of History
    Michael Swaine January 14, 2015 Diplomat

    Most Chinese apparently believe that China’s rightful place in the international order is as a major (not singularly dominant) power whose views must be respected but who exists in general harmony with other nations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    On Chinese CPI and PPI Data for December
    Michael Pettis January 9, 2015 China Financial Markets

    China’s consumer price index (CPI) and producer price index (PPI) data suggest that China is facing deflationary pressures. Beijing must tackle the country’s debt and create alternative sources of demand to address them.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Malaysia’s Big Chance to Help Shape ASEAN’s New Era
    Vikram Nehru, Yun Tang January 8, 2015 Nikkei Asian Review

    As the 2015 ASEAN chair, Malaysia should demonstrate genuine and forward-looking regional leadership on the ASEAN Economic Community.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Revamping China’s Fiscal System
    Yukon Huang January 7, 2015 Wall Street Journal

    Contrary to popular belief, banks aren’t the source of China’s major economic headaches. They’re merely the accommodators. The real culprit is the current fiscal system.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Insecurity from Asia’s Growing Oil Imbalance
    Deborah Gordon January 5, 2015 Boao Review

    As many economies across Asia are slowing, it is an opportune time to think strategically about physical resource limitations, associated environmental concerns, and evolving geopolitical realities.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Debt Crisis Fears Unfounded
    Yukon Huang December 30, 2014 Business Now

    The argument that rising debt levels indicate that China’s economy is about to collapse is unfounded. Still, more aggressive economic reforms are needed to ensure China’s long-term financial stability.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Yomiuri-Gallup Survey: Strong U.S.-Japan Ties Endure, but Some Perception Gaps Widen
    James L. Schoff December 24, 2014 Yomiuri Shimbun

    To maintain the current strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance there is no substitute for continued leadership interaction, as well as public discussions about why this bilateral relationship is important and the positive benefits it offers to both countries.

     
  • Op-Ed
    International Peace in Asia: Will it Endure?
    Muthiah Alagappa December 19, 2014 Asan Forum

    Unit-level factors like nation- and state-making, along with national resilience and state capacity, continue to be the driving factors of war, peace, cooperation, and order in the region.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Asia

  • Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Alagappa, a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Paul Haenle
    Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

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  • John L. Holden
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Holden is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. He also advises corporations and other organizations on their operations in China and assists Chinese companies overseas.

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  • Yukon Huang
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.

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  • Duyeon Kim
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Asia Program

    Kim is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and Asia.

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  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • Michael Pettis
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Pettis, an expert on China’s economy, is professor of finance at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets.

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  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

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  • Michael Swaine
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Swaine is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.

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