Mercy A. Kuo is President of the Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC). She authors a weekly column on U.S. Asia policy at The Diplomat, an international affairs magazine for the Asia Pacific, and is advisory council member of the Asia Pacific Institute at the American Jewish Committee and advisory board member of CHINADebate.
Dr. Kuo was formerly managing director and director of research at the Committee of 100, a New York-based U.S.-China relations leadership organization founded by I.M. Pei and Yo-Yo Ma. Prior to joining C-100, she was senior project director and director of the Southeast Asia Studies and Strategic Asia Programs at a U.S.-based foreign policy think tank. Dr. Kuo formerly served with the Central Intelligence Agency as an Asian affairs analyst specializing in Northeast and Southeast Asian political, security, and military issues. Her select China and Asia policy publications include “The China Factor in U.S. Foreign Policy,” The Strategy Bridge (April 14, 2016); “China’s Strategic Orientation: Assessing Alternative Futures,” China in the 21st Century: History, Security and International Relations, Vol. 3 (Praeger 2014); Strategic Asia 2008-09: Challenges and Choices—What the New President Should Know (NBR 2008); “Defense Policymaking in Strategic Asia,” Handbook of Defense Politics (Routledge 2008); and Contending with Contradictions: China’s Policy Toward Soviet Eastern Europe and the Origins of the Sino-Soviet Split, 1953-1960.(Lexington Books, 2001). She holds degrees from Oxford University (Ph.D.), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (M.A.), and Pomona College (B.A).
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