• 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
    Obama Meets Xi: A Chance To Make History
    Douglas H. Paal June 4, 2013 NPR’s Talk of the Nation

    Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have the chance to make history when they meet for an informal meeting near Palm Springs, California. The meeting offers a rare chance to make progress on issues ranging from the economy to cybersecurity.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S.-China Relationship After Bush
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Douglas H. Paal November 10, 2008 CCTV's Dialogue

    The Sino-American relationship is one of the issues that looms largest as President-elect Obama prepares to assume office in less than two weeks. To asses the developments in that relationship over the last eight years, CCTV sat down with Jessica Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Douglas Paal, Vice President for Studies.

  • Event
    Decoding Taiwan’s “Nine-In-One” Election Results
    Steven Goldstein, Alan Romberg, Douglas H. Paal December 5, 2014 Washington, DC

    As Taiwan gears up for its regional “nine-in-one” elections, which will select candidates for a slew of municipal and local offices, many campaigns have focused on local issues. However, interested observers will endeavor to draw larger implications for the 2016 presidential and legislative elections.

  • Event
    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

  • Event
    Admiral Greenert on the Asia-Pacific Rebalance
    Douglas H. Paal, Jonathan Greenert September 8, 2014 Washington, DC

    China’s Navy is embarking on “new historic missions” that reflect China’s interest in expanding its operational reach and global influence. From cooperative piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, to China’s first participation in the Rim of the Pacific naval exercise, the U.S. and Chinese Navies are expanding the boundaries of their burgeoning relationship.

  • Event
    The Taiwan Relations Act After 35 Years
    Douglas H. Paal, William Brown, Richard Bush, Barbara Schrage April 16, 2014 Washington, DC

    The Taiwan Relations Act, signed in 1979, is the cornerstone on which Taiwan-U.S. relations have been built.

  • Event
    Managing China’s Rise
    Nicholas Eberstadt, Eric Edelman, Arvind Subramanian, Michael Swaine, Ashley J. Tellis January 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The United States must confront the uncomfortable reality that China’s economic and military might may eventually rival or even surpass its own.

  • Event
    Cross-Strait Developments in 2013: New Trends and Prospects
    Douglas H. Paal, Kin Moy October 4, 2013 Washington, DC

    Following the 2012 elections in Taiwan and the United States and a leadership change in China, relations across the Taiwan Strait have generally remained stable.

  • Event
    TPP vs. RCEP: Southeast Asia’s Trade Dilemma
    Vikram Nehru, Matt Goodman, Sourabh Gupta, Meredith Miller, Arvind Subramanian June 18, 2013 Washington, DC

    Southeast Asian countries are involved in negotiations for two very different trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). How do they differ and which one is best for Southeast Asia?

  • Event
    Economic Dimensions of U.S. Engagement with Southeast Asia
    Robert Dohner, Atul Keshap, Walter Lohman, Vikram Nehru May 23, 2013 Washington, DC

    At a time of fiscal stress at home and economic challenges abroad, the credibility and sustainability of America’s economic engagement with Southeast Asia will be central to its success.

  • Event
    Asian Development Outlook 2013
    Changyong Rhee, Andrew Burns, Uri Dadush April 17, 2013 Washington, DC

    The Asia and the Pacific region continues to be the global growth leader even as it faces significant development challenges and downside risks.

  • Event
    Assessing Taiwanese President Ma’s Message to America
    Douglas H. Paal, Richard Bush, Randall Schriver, Robert Sutter April 16, 2013 Washington, DC

    As Taiwan peacefully manages its differences with mainland China, it seeks dignity within the international system and believes it can play a positive role supporting its close unofficial relationship with the United States.


Carnegie Experts on Taiwan

  • 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.

  • Paul Haenle
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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