Mercy A. Kuo is Vice President of Strategic Services at Pamir Consulting, a global risk intelligence firm in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She was most recently president and executive director 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 member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
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); “Defence Policymaking in Strategic Asia,” Handbook of Defence 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 a PhD from Oxford University.
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