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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.

Global Shipping Trends: China Cosco Buys Orient Overseas
August 16, 2017
Global Shipping Trends: China Cosco Buys Orient Overseas
Insights from Basil M. Karatzas
Global Shipping Trends: China Cosco Buys Orient Overseas
China’s Market Reforms: Land and Debt
August 08, 2017
China’s Market Reforms: Land and Debt
Insights from Spencer Cohen.
China’s Market Reforms: Land and Debt
China, India, and Israel's Strategic Calculus
August 01, 2017
China, India, and Israel's Strategic Calculus
Insights from Yitzhak Shichor.
China, India, and Israel's Strategic Calculus
After US-China Economic Dialogue Underwhelms, Washington State Steps Up
July 25, 2017
After US-China Economic Dialogue Underwhelms, Washington State Steps Up
The Pacific Northwest advances U.S.-China subnational engagement.
After US-China Economic Dialogue Underwhelms, Washington State Steps Up
Sea Power: US Maritime Leadership in Asia 
July 19, 2017
Sea Power: US Maritime Leadership in Asia 
Insights from Admiral James Stavridis.
Sea Power: US Maritime Leadership in Asia 
Israel's Asia Strategy: Expanding Economic Engagement
July 12, 2017
Israel's Asia Strategy: Expanding Economic Engagement
Insights from Alon Levkowitz.
Israel's Asia Strategy: Expanding Economic Engagement
Regional Security Architectures: Comparing Asia and Europe
June 28, 2017
Regional Security Architectures: Comparing Asia and Europe
Insights from Anis Bajrektarevic.
Regional Security Architectures: Comparing Asia and Europe
South Korea Stops THAAD: Strategic Misstep?
June 22, 2017
South Korea Stops THAAD: Strategic Misstep?
Insights from Soo Kim.
South Korea Stops THAAD: Strategic Misstep?
Australia-China Relations: Investing in Innovation
June 14, 2017
Australia-China Relations: Investing in Innovation
Insights from Andrea Myles.
Australia-China Relations: Investing in Innovation
US-China Economic Relations: Impact on the Asia-Pacific Region 
June 07, 2017
US-China Economic Relations: Impact on the Asia-Pacific Region 
Insights from Ulrich Volz.
US-China Economic Relations: Impact on the Asia-Pacific Region 
Geopolitics of US-China-Russia Relations: North Korea and the Middle East
May 31, 2017
Geopolitics of US-China-Russia Relations: North Korea and the Middle East
Insights from Tiberio Graziani.
Geopolitics of US-China-Russia Relations: North Korea and the Middle East
One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
May 24, 2017
One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
Insights from Tamara Chin.
One Belt, One Road: A Convergence of Civilizations?
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
May 18, 2017
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
Insights from Helen Wang.
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
Global Logistics: Amazon Comes to China
May 11, 2017
Global Logistics: Amazon Comes to China
Insights from John Manners-Bell.
Global Logistics: Amazon Comes to China
CFIUS in US-China Relations
April 25, 2017
CFIUS in US-China Relations
Insights from Matthew P. Goodman
CFIUS in US-China Relations
China's Capital Controls: Politics or Policy?
April 20, 2017
China's Capital Controls: Politics or Policy?
Insights from Ming Huang.
China's Capital Controls: Politics or Policy?
US Airstrikes in Syria: Impact on China, Israel and the Middle East
April 11, 2017
US Airstrikes in Syria: Impact on China, Israel and the Middle East
Insights from Christina Lin.
US Airstrikes in Syria: Impact on China, Israel and the Middle East
Trump’s ‘Rebalance’? Tillerson’s Asia Trip and Beyond
April 03, 2017
Trump’s ‘Rebalance’? Tillerson’s Asia Trip and Beyond
Insights from Andrew Scobell.
Trump’s ‘Rebalance’? Tillerson’s Asia Trip and Beyond
Statecraft and Grand Strategy: Assessing the US and China
March 31, 2017
Statecraft and Grand Strategy: Assessing the US and China
Insights from Charles Hill.
Statecraft and Grand Strategy: Assessing the US and China
The Future of US-China Trade Relations
March 24, 2017
The Future of US-China Trade Relations
Insights from Ambassador Carla A. Hills.
The Future of US-China Trade Relations
Regional Security Stakes In Southeast Asia
March 14, 2017
Regional Security Stakes In Southeast Asia
Insights from Joseph Chinyong Liow.
Regional Security Stakes In Southeast Asia
The Power of Ports: China’s Maritime March
March 08, 2017
The Power of Ports: China’s Maritime March
Insights from Sam Beatson.
The Power of Ports: China’s Maritime March
Trump, Taiwan, and the ‘One China’ Policy
February 28, 2017
Trump, Taiwan, and the ‘One China’ Policy
Insights from Jonathan Sullivan.
Trump, Taiwan, and the ‘One China’ Policy
The Future of NGOs in US-China Relations
February 22, 2017
The Future of NGOs in US-China Relations
Insights from Travis Tanner.
The Future of NGOs in US-China Relations
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