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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Xi Jinping’s Address

Xi Jinping’s speech before the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs marks the most comprehensive expression yet of the current Chinese leadership’s more activist and security-oriented approach to diplomacy.

The Catch-22 in U.S.-Chinese Relations

The United States and China don’t agree on every issue. But in the past, the two countries have found ways to deal with their disagreements without obstructing progress in areas of common interest.

Debating China’s Growth Exceptionalism

Those who doubt China’s prospects in the near term emphasize economic distortions. China bulls, on the other hand, assert that competent policies will help the economy rebound. Both groups are correct with respect to their own time horizon.

President Widodo’s Two Challenges

Indonesian President Joko Widodo faces two huge challenges. The first is political and has mesmerized the country for the last fortnight. The second is economic, less well known and less urgent, but will also test his leadership mettle.

The New Asian Order

Asian financial integration is becoming a lasting feature of the political and economic reality in Asia and will pose a growing challenge to U.S. leadership in the Pacific. Washington should not shy away from this competition.

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.

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.

 
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    Indonesia: There’s a New Sheriff in Town
    James Castle, Vikram Nehru March 26, 2015 Washington, DC

    President Joko Widodo’s first four months in office have been anything but uneventful. He has had to confront a series of political challenges from the opposition coalition, the police, his own party, and even his mentor, former president Megawati Sukarnoputri.

     
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    Taiwan’s Economic Role in the Asia-Pacific
    Francis Liang, Steve Chen, Scott Miller, Douglas H. Paal March 24, 2015 Washington, DC

    Taiwan’s economy is at the forefront of the IT revolution, plays an important role in the global supply chain, and partners successfully with American firms. It is actively extending its economic role in the Asia-Pacific to participate in regional economic integration.

     
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    Development in Myanmar and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
    Keiichiro Nakazawa, Jason Foley, James L. Schoff March 4, 2015 Washington, DC

    Japan and the United States are fine-tuning their aid programs in Myanmar to maximize political and social impact nationwide and to involve the private sector.

     
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    Competitive Approaches to Southeast Asia and the Future of Regionalism
    Takashi Terada, Ellen Frost, James L. Schoff March 3, 2015 Washington, DC

    East Asia’s growing economic interdependence, spurred in part by China and Japan’s economic diplomacy, feeds great-power competition. Ironically, it could delay future efforts toward further regional economic integration.

     
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    Wendy Sherman on Northeast Asia
    Wendy Sherman, William Burns, Douglas H. Paal February 27, 2015 Washington, DC

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman spoke about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.

     
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    Can Thailand Escape the Middle Income Trap?
    Akira Suehiro, John Brandon, Luis Breuer, James L. Schoff February 26, 2015 Washington, DC

    Thailand finds itself struggling to escape the middle income trap and adjust to changing trade structures in a dynamic region. Amid a combination of both tough scrutiny and encouragement from Washington and Tokyo, can the country overcome these challenges successfully?

     
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    Japan’s Northeast Asia Policy Under Abe
    Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Joseph Ferguson, James L. Schoff February 11, 2015 Washington, DC

    During his tenure as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe has faced particularly challenging foreign policy issues in his own back yard.

     
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    The ASEAN Economic Community in 2015: A Progress Report from Japan and the Region
    Yoshifumi Fukunaga, James Wallar, James L. Schoff January 29, 2015 Washington, DC

    In 2009, Southeast Asian political leaders accelerated their target date for realizing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to 2015. As the deadline looms, there are competing opinions on what can be accomplished by the end of this year, the AEC’s potential impact, and its near-term priorities.

     
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    Japan in 2015: A Look at the Year Ahead
    James L. Schoff January 22, 2015 Washington, DC

    A number of major foreign and domestic policy challenges face Japan in 2015.

     
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    Supporting Myanmar’s Economic Development
    Stephen Groff, Vikram Nehru January 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The economic and social development challenges facing Myanmar are enormous and require sustained support from its international development partners.

     

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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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  • Chung Min Lee
    Nonresident Senior Associate

    Chung Min Lee is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Asia Program.

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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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