East Asia

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Will Japan and Russia Escape the New Cold War?
    Dmitri Trenin April 21, 2014

    Strong Japanese-Russian relations are economically beneficial and a strategic counterbalance against China’s influence. But the Ukraine crisis and Japan’s U.S. loyalties could have damaging effects.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Japan Looks at Ukraine and Fears Czechoslovakia, 1948
    Akio Kawato April 11, 2014

    Japan makes judgment about Ukraine in the context of her balancing game among the United States, Russia, and China. However, if Moscow sends troops to Eastern Ukraine, the Japanese political class will unanimously support serious measures to stop Russia.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Mr. Xi Goes to Brussels
    Shi Zhiqin March 31, 2014

    As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    MH370 Challenge for Asia-Pacific Security
    Petr Topychkanov March 24, 2014

    Two weeks search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane was an example of both impressive regional cooperation and discouraging limits of such cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia: Pivoting to Asia or Just to China?
    Dmitri Trenin March 24, 2014

    Russia’s economic, political and strategic environment in the West is fast deteriorating. One obvious way to respond to this is to reach out to Asia and the Pacific.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Before the Emotions Bring a New World War: Look Into the Real Situation in Ukraine
    Akio Kawato March 3, 2014

    The Ukrainian events develop rapidly with a great sense of alarm; it not only involves danger of terrorism in Moscow, but also entails a big risk for East Asia. The main question now is who would be ready to take charge of the situation.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    War With Multiple Enemies in Afghanistan
    Petr Topychkanov February 21, 2014

    Today, many countries have to fight against terrorist organizations, which have roots in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. However, this lesson is still unlearned: in Syria, fighters under Islamic flags have gained support of several countries, but this support will recoil upon the supporters’ own heads.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Xi Jinping: Strong Leader, Weak Institutions
    Alexander Gabuev February 6, 2014

    Xi Jinping’s style of leadership, different from that of his predecessors, may have deep implications for Chinese decision-making and the country’s future. If Xi’s bold reform agenda succeeds by 2020, the world will see China on track to increase its role as a global powerhouse.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Takeaways From Munich-50
    Dmitri Trenin February 3, 2014

    The 50th Munich Security Conference marked the charting of a course toward Berlin’s more robust engagement in the world, including with military means. At the same time, the conference was overshadowed by the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Munich Security Conference Is Indivisible from Asia-Pacific
    Akio Kawato January 31, 2014

    The recent developments in Asia-Pacific indicate a necessity to start serious talks for “stock-taking” of the military forces in the region. Also, Russia’s active involvement in regional security affairs is needed.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Going Green Now for China
    Wang Tao March 12, 2014 CCTV

    Dependence on cheap coal has resulted in high social and environmental costs for China which are only going to increase without the creation of policy framework for integrating less polluting technologies.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Upcoming Highlights for the NPC
    Douglas H. Paal March 10, 2014 CCTV America

    The driving motivation behind the decision by the National People’s Congress to set the growth target at 7.5 percent is their desire to guarantee full employment.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Changes and Breakthroughs in China's Diplomacy
    Paul Haenle March 7, 2014 Phoenix Television

    As a rising power, China has a central role to play in resolving critical global challenges.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China’s Smog Problem
    Wang Tao March 3, 2014 CCTV World Insight

    High levels of smog persist throughout China due to weak enforcement of current environmental regulations. Environmental protection agencies are understaffed and do not have the power to oppose government officials that prioritize GDP growth over environmental protection.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    New Energy Development Key to Improving Air Quality
    Wang Tao February 26, 2014 CCTV News

    To solve the problem of air pollution in the long term, China must invest in electric vehicles and renewable energy sources.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    147 Industrial Companies Suspend Production
    Wang Tao February 26, 2014 CCTV News

    As continued air pollution forces the closure of factories in northern China, numerous questions remain about the effectiveness of these regulations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Beijing Activates Emergency Plan to Clear the Air
    Wang Tao February 25, 2014 CCTV News

    Stricter enforcement of higher emissions standards and investment in renewable energy sources are necessary to solve the long-term problem of air pollution in China’s capital.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China-Taiwan Relations Warming Up
    Douglas H. Paal February 17, 2014 Australia Network News

    The meeting between officials representing China and Taiwan is an important symbolic milestone and reflects broad progress in in improving cross-strait relations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Silver Bullet
    James M. Acton February 12, 2014 Russian Council

    No decision has yet been made about which missions the Conventional Prompt Global Strike would be used for, but there are several possibilities floating around.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Weaknesses and Strengths of U.S.-China Ties
    Douglas H. Paal January 3, 2014 CCTV America

    It will take time and hard work to dispel the mistrust which currently characterizes U.S.-China relations.

     

Carnegie Experts on East Asia

  • James M. Acton
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is a senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • 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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  • Toby Dalton
    Deputy Director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East 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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  • Deborah Gordon
    Senior Associate
    Energy and Climate Program

    Gordon is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.

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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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  • Tomoko Kurokawa
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.

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  • Li Bin
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program

    Li is a senior associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment.

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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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  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Wang Tao
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Wang, an expert on climate and energy issues, runs a program at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy that examines China’s climate and energy policies, with particular attention to transportation and international climate negotiation.

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