East Asia

 
  • Article
    Japan’s Faltering Support for Burmese Democracy
    Maiko Ichihara January 22, 2015

    If Japan is to contribute positively to maintaining Burmese progress in political reform, it must closely examine several core tenets of its engagement-based approach toward Burma.

     
  • 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
    South Korea's Search for Nuclear Sovereignty
    Toby Dalton, Alexandra Francis January 22, 2015 Asia Policy

    The narrow technical disagreements stalling the renegotiation of the U.S.–South Korea nuclear cooperation agreement mask a far larger and more complicated set of issues and interests that challenge both the future of bilateral nuclear cooperation and the nonproliferation regime.

     
  • 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
    Middle East Detour on China’s New Silk Road?
    Wang Tao January 20, 2015 Turkish Weekly

    The Middle East is vital to China’s present and future energy interests, but the region’s thorny geopolitics make Chinese state-owned firms hesitant to make large investments there.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Regime Change
    C. Raja Mohan January 16, 2015 Indian Express

    It is premature to conclude that Rajapaksa’s defeat in the Sri Lankan presidential election last week is a strategic setback for Beijing, but his exit is a diplomatic problem in the near term.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A Better Year Ahead?
    Uri Dadush January 14, 2015 L’Espresso

    The most plausible global economic forecast for 2015 is moderate growth, similar to 2014; not a good year, but not a disaster either.

     
  • 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
    China, Latin America, and the End of the Commodity Boom
    Matt Ferchen January 9, 2015 El Pais 中文

    Dropping commodity prices will benefit China and create challenges for Latin American countries, yet this trend also opens the possibility of a more sustainable economic relationship.

     
  • Article
    Japan’s Faltering Support for Burmese Democracy
    Maiko Ichihara January 22, 2015

    If Japan is to contribute positively to maintaining Burmese progress in political reform, it must closely examine several core tenets of its engagement-based approach toward Burma.

     
  • 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
    South Korea's Search for Nuclear Sovereignty
    Toby Dalton, Alexandra Francis January 22, 2015 Asia Policy

    The narrow technical disagreements stalling the renegotiation of the U.S.–South Korea nuclear cooperation agreement mask a far larger and more complicated set of issues and interests that challenge both the future of bilateral nuclear cooperation and the nonproliferation regime.

     
  • 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
    Middle East Detour on China’s New Silk Road?
    Wang Tao January 20, 2015 Turkish Weekly

    The Middle East is vital to China’s present and future energy interests, but the region’s thorny geopolitics make Chinese state-owned firms hesitant to make large investments there.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Regime Change
    C. Raja Mohan January 16, 2015 Indian Express

    It is premature to conclude that Rajapaksa’s defeat in the Sri Lankan presidential election last week is a strategic setback for Beijing, but his exit is a diplomatic problem in the near term.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The End of Power: Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be
    Moisés Naím January 16, 2015 WNYC’s Takeaway

    Power in the twenty-first century is a less concrete asset than it once was.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Does Russia’s Strategy in Asia Fail?
    Petr Topychkanov January 16, 2015 Русский

    The current political crisis in Russia’s relations with the West gives a strong impetus to Russian rapprochement with Asian countries. However, many analysts are of the opinion that no significant progress in this area has been achieved as of yet.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A Better Year Ahead?
    Uri Dadush January 14, 2015 L’Espresso

    The most plausible global economic forecast for 2015 is moderate growth, similar to 2014; not a good year, but not a disaster either.

     
  • 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.

     

Carnegie Experts on East Asia

  • James M. Acton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is co-director of 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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  • Chen Qi
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Chen Qi is an expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy. Chen runs the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy’s U.S.-China Track II dialogue.

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  • Toby Dalton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-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
    Director
    Energy and Climate Program

    Gordon is director of 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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  • Duyeon Kim
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

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

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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 for International Peace.

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  • Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.

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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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  • William Norris
    Associate and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program

    William Norris is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His research focuses on risks of nuclear escalation, U.S.-China relations, and regional strategic dynamics in East 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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  • Shi Zhiqin
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    An expert on European issues, Shi Zhiqin runs a program on China-EU Relations at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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  • Sun Xuefeng
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Sun Xuefeng specializes in the rise of great powers and international relations theory. At Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program examining the international and regional implications of China’s rise.

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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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  • Tong Zhao
    Associate
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tong Zhao is an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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