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Mercy A. Kuo

Mercy A. Kuo

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).

The views expressed in the Trans-Pacific Views blog are solely those of the author, not the WSCRC.

Shanghai to Silicon Valley: California in US-China Relations
February 15, 2017
Shanghai to Silicon Valley: California in US-China Relations
Insights from Matt Sheehan. 
Shanghai to Silicon Valley: California in US-China Relations
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
February 07, 2017
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Insights from Erica Marat.  
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Sovereign Wealth Funds: State as Stakeholder
February 01, 2017
Sovereign Wealth Funds: State as Stakeholder
Insights from Odette Lienau.
Sovereign Wealth Funds: State as Stakeholder
Political Risk in Asia: Context and Catalysts
January 24, 2017
Political Risk in Asia: Context and Catalysts
Insights from Daniel Wagner.
Political Risk in Asia: Context and Catalysts
Trump, Mattis and US Security Strategy in Asia
January 17, 2017
Trump, Mattis and US Security Strategy in Asia
Insights from Kori Schake.  
Trump, Mattis and US Security Strategy in Asia
Rebalancing Russia: Trump's Pivot to Putin
January 10, 2017
Rebalancing Russia: Trump's Pivot to Putin
Insights from Jill Dougherty.
Rebalancing Russia: Trump's Pivot to Putin
China-Cuba Relations: Assessing US Stakes
December 24, 2016
China-Cuba Relations: Assessing US Stakes
Insights from Emilio Morales.   
China-Cuba Relations: Assessing US Stakes
Trump and US Asia Policy: Why Intel Matters
December 20, 2016
Trump and US Asia Policy: Why Intel Matters
Insights from Rodney Faraon.
Trump and US Asia Policy: Why Intel Matters
China-Russia: US Leadership in Global Geopolitics
December 13, 2016
China-Russia: US Leadership in Global Geopolitics
Insights from Sharyl Cross.
China-Russia: US Leadership in Global Geopolitics
US-China Relations: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
December 05, 2016
US-China Relations: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
Insights from Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch.
US-China Relations: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
Trump and Asia Pivot: Post-TPP Outlook
November 30, 2016
Trump and Asia Pivot: Post-TPP Outlook
Insights from Linda Yueh.
Trump and Asia Pivot: Post-TPP Outlook
China and Global Financial Governance
November 22, 2016
China and Global Financial Governance
Insights from Alicia Garcia-Herrero.
China and Global Financial Governance
The Philippines' 'Pivot' to China: View From Singapore
November 16, 2016
The Philippines' 'Pivot' to China: View From Singapore
Insights from See Seng Tan.
The Philippines' 'Pivot' to China: View From Singapore
The End of American World Order
November 10, 2016
The End of American World Order
Insights from Amitav Acharya.
The End of American World Order
The Economics of US Foreign Policy
November 01, 2016
The Economics of US Foreign Policy
Insights from Ziad Haider.
The Economics of US Foreign Policy
The EU Factor in US-China Relations
October 25, 2016
The EU Factor in US-China Relations
Insights from Nicola Casarini.
The EU Factor in US-China Relations
Cybersecurity in US Asia Policy
October 08, 2016
Cybersecurity in US Asia Policy
Insights from Herbert S. Lin.
Cybersecurity in US Asia Policy
Asian Oil Majors and Iran: Risks and Rewards
October 04, 2016
Asian Oil Majors and Iran: Risks and Rewards
Insights from Yassin K. Fawaz.
Asian Oil Majors and Iran: Risks and Rewards
Japan-China Relations: Post-Obama Pivot Outlook
September 26, 2016
Japan-China Relations: Post-Obama Pivot Outlook
Insights from Jennifer Lind.
Japan-China Relations: Post-Obama Pivot Outlook
Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey
September 21, 2016
Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey
Insights from Daniela Huber.
Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey
Israel's Pivot to Asia
September 14, 2016
Israel's Pivot to Asia
Insights from Avital Leibovich.
Israel's Pivot to Asia
The Presidential Politics of US China Policy
September 08, 2016
The Presidential Politics of US China Policy
Insights from Julian Chang.
The Presidential Politics of US China Policy
After the South China Sea Ruling: Impact on ASEAN-China Relations
September 01, 2016
After the South China Sea Ruling: Impact on ASEAN-China Relations
Insights from Liqin Wang.
After the South China Sea Ruling: Impact on ASEAN-China Relations
US-China Relations: The Long View
August 24, 2016
US-China Relations: The Long View
Insights from Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
US-China Relations: The Long View
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