East Asia

 
  • Xi Jinping’s Address to the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs
    Michael Swaine March 2, 2015 China Leadership Monitor

    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.

     
  • Op-Ed
    That Absurd Fear of Stagnation
    Uri Dadush March 2, 2015 Hill

    Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.

     
  • Op-Ed
    From a Greater Europe to a Greater Asia?
    Dmitri Trenin February 26, 2015 Global Times

    A Greater Asia, stretching from Shanghai to St. Petersburg, could transform the entire continent of Eurasia and have a significant impact on the global balance of power.

     
  • Testimony
    Regional Nuclear Dynamics
    George Perkovich February 25, 2015 Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee

    The most immediately pressing objective of U.S. policy should be to apply vigorous, creative diplomatic and political energy to prevent another crisis between India and Pakistan, and if one cannot be prevented, to manage it with minimal escalation.

     
  • Testimony
    China, India, And Pakistan—Growing Nuclear Capabilities With No End in Sight
    Ashley J. Tellis February 25, 2015 Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee

    The nuclear weapon programs in China, India, and Pakistan are worthy of attention because they are active, expanding, and diversifying at a time when the overall global trend remains a continuing contraction of nuclear inventories.

     
  • Op-Ed
    When Do We Decide That Europe Must Restructure Much of Its Debt?
    Michael Pettis February 25, 2015 China Financial Markets

    The biggest constraint to the EU’s survival is debt. Europe will not grow and unemployment will not drop until the costs of the excessive debt burdens are addressed.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Railway Lessons
    C. Raja Mohan February 25, 2015 Indian Express

    As the Indian government presents the rail budget, it is worth reflecting on the growing gap between the Indian railway system and that of its Asian peer, China.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Catch-22 in U.S.-Chinese Relations
    Paul Haenle, Stephen Hadley February 22, 2015 Foreign Affairs

    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.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Great Folio: Defense Diplomacy
    C. Raja Mohan February 21, 2015 Indian Express

    Military diplomacy has acquired much greater salience in China’s international relations in recent years.

     
  • Q&A
    A Failed Effort to Toughen Nuclear Safety Standards
    Mark Hibbs February 18, 2015

    The Fukushima disaster prompted a push to toughen a convention on the safety of nuclear power plants. But some countries with older reactors didn’t like the idea.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kim Jong Deng: Why North Korea Is Choosing Market Reforms
    Andrei Lankov February 25, 2015 Русский

    Due to his age, young Kim Jong-un cannot afford to rule the way his aged father did. The old system will not guarantee him another 40—50 years in power. Therefore, he is forced to change it, however risky these changes might be.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Is Russia a New China?
    Maria Snegovaya February 18, 2015

    China pioneered a selective repression method decades ago. Since then it has actively shared its experience. The Russian regime seems to be actively borrowing from the Chinese.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Equilibrium Ad Interim in East Asia
    Akio Kawato January 30, 2015

    While dreadful news continues to pour out of Ukraine and the Middle East, East Asia appears to have found an equilibrium—at least for the time being.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Eurasia Outlook
    Dmitri Trenin January 1, 2015

    Throughout the year, Eurasia Outlook has been trying to bring to your attention a variety of views from across the vast region on the region itself. At the beginning of 2015, we are taking a customary holiday break. We will be back on January 12.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)
    Thomas de Waal, Maxim Suchkov, Balázs Jarábik, Arkady Dubnov, Vinay Shukla, Petr Topychkanov, Alexander Gabuev, Nikolay Kozhanov December 31, 2014

    2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Iranian Saga: a Pause or an Impasse?
    Alexei Arbatov December 22, 2014

    After another failed attempt to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, all now depends on whether Russia, the United States, and other states can find the political will to take responsibility for global security.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia’s Pivot to Asia: Is It Good for Russia and Is It Successful?
    Akio Kawato, Arkady Dubnov, Alexander Gabuev, Petr Topychkanov, Pavel Shlykov December 16, 2014

    Many are talking about Russia’s pivot eastward, but is it working? Eurasia Outlook posed the question to some leading experts in the field in order to gather some thoughts about the policy’s effectiveness.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Vladimir Putin’s Annual Address and Its Message

    Several Carnegie experts from different offices discuss the significance of Putin’s address to the future of Russia and its role in the international community.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pax Sinica: China and the New Russia
    Akio Kawato November 14, 2014

    Pax Sinica has come. Countries in China’s orbit will be given security guarantees and trade preferences as long as they remain allegiant. Thus, the pivot to Asia will only drive Russia to unnecessary dependence on China.

     
  • Event
    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.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Malaysia-China Relations Since MH370
    Vikram Nehru March 2, 2015 VOA Global

    The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has not had a long-lasting impact on Malaysia-China relations.

     
  • Xi Jinping’s Address to the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs
    Michael Swaine March 2, 2015 China Leadership Monitor

    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.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Conversation With Ambassador William Burns
    March 2, 2015 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    Ambassador William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment, discusses his diplomatic career and the issues currently impacting today’s world.

     
  • Op-Ed
    That Absurd Fear of Stagnation
    Uri Dadush March 2, 2015 Hill

    Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.

     
  • Event
    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.

     
  • Op-Ed
    From a Greater Europe to a Greater Asia?
    Dmitri Trenin February 26, 2015 Global Times

    A Greater Asia, stretching from Shanghai to St. Petersburg, could transform the entire continent of Eurasia and have a significant impact on the global balance of power.

     
  • Testimony
    Regional Nuclear Dynamics
    George Perkovich February 25, 2015 Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee

    The most immediately pressing objective of U.S. policy should be to apply vigorous, creative diplomatic and political energy to prevent another crisis between India and Pakistan, and if one cannot be prevented, to manage it with minimal escalation.

     
  • Testimony
    China, India, And Pakistan—Growing Nuclear Capabilities With No End in Sight
    Ashley J. Tellis February 25, 2015 Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee

    The nuclear weapon programs in China, India, and Pakistan are worthy of attention because they are active, expanding, and diversifying at a time when the overall global trend remains a continuing contraction of nuclear inventories.

     
  • Op-Ed
    When Do We Decide That Europe Must Restructure Much of Its Debt?
    Michael Pettis February 25, 2015 China Financial Markets

    The biggest constraint to the EU’s survival is debt. Europe will not grow and unemployment will not drop until the costs of the excessive debt burdens are addressed.

     

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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  • Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center

    Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

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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
    Asia 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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