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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.

The Return of Biopolarity in World Politics
February 19, 2019
The Return of Biopolarity in World Politics
Insights from Øystein Tunsjø.
The Return of Biopolarity in World Politics
US-China-Israel Triangle: Assessing Chinese Media Coverage
February 11, 2019
US-China-Israel Triangle: Assessing Chinese Media Coverage
Insights from Alexander B. Pevzner.
US-China-Israel Triangle: Assessing Chinese Media Coverage
Japan’s Stakes in US-North Korea Talks
February 05, 2019
Japan’s Stakes in US-North Korea Talks
Insights from Naoko Aoki.
Japan’s Stakes in US-North Korea Talks
Chinese Influence, American Interests
January 30, 2019
Chinese Influence, American Interests
Insights from Larry Diamond.
Chinese Influence, American Interests
China 5G Cyberspying: UK and EU Defense
January 22, 2019
China 5G Cyberspying: UK and EU Defense
Insights from Ewan Lawson.
China 5G Cyberspying: UK and EU Defense
The Quest for 5G Technology Dominance: Impact on US National Security  
January 15, 2019
The Quest for 5G Technology Dominance: Impact on US National Security  
Insights from Brett Simpson.
The Quest for 5G Technology Dominance: Impact on US National Security  
US Extradition of Huawei CFO:  Fallout and Fault Lines 
January 08, 2019
US Extradition of Huawei CFO:  Fallout and Fault Lines 
Insights from Roland Hinterkoerner.
US Extradition of Huawei CFO:  Fallout and Fault Lines 
Asia's Geopolitical Challenges: Outlook 2019
December 27, 2018
Asia's Geopolitical Challenges: Outlook 2019
Insights from Tiberio Graziani.
Asia's Geopolitical Challenges: Outlook 2019
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
December 18, 2018
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
Insights from Elizabeth Freund Larus.
Taiwan Elections: Impact on US-China Relations
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
December 12, 2018
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
Insights from Eufracia Taylor and Hugo Brennan.
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
Heng Swee Keat: The Future of US-China-Singapore Relations
December 05, 2018
Heng Swee Keat: The Future of US-China-Singapore Relations
Insights from Michael Barr.
Heng Swee Keat: The Future of US-China-Singapore Relations
Will China Save the Planet?
November 28, 2018
Will China Save the Planet?
Insights from Barbara Finamore.
Will China Save the Planet?
Forecasting US-China Trade Fallout
November 21, 2018
Forecasting US-China Trade Fallout
Insights from the DailyFX Markets Analysis Team.
Forecasting US-China Trade Fallout
China, Russia, and US Sanctions on North Korea
November 13, 2018
China, Russia, and US Sanctions on North Korea
Insight from Sharyl Cross.
China, Russia, and US Sanctions on North Korea
US Withdrawal From INF Treaty: Impact on China
November 06, 2018
US Withdrawal From INF Treaty: Impact on China
Insights from Mariusz Rukat.
US Withdrawal From INF Treaty: Impact on China
China-Israel-US: Innovation Strategy and Security
October 30, 2018
China-Israel-US: Innovation Strategy and Security
Insights from Philippe Metoudi.
China-Israel-US: Innovation Strategy and Security
The US International Development Finance Corporation and China
October 25, 2018
The US International Development Finance Corporation and China
Insights from Riva Levinson.
The US International Development Finance Corporation and China
CFIUS and China: The FIRRMA Factor
October 17, 2018
CFIUS and China: The FIRRMA Factor
Insights from David Fagan
CFIUS and China: The FIRRMA Factor
US-China Trade Tariffs: Impact on Shipping Industry
October 03, 2018
US-China Trade Tariffs: Impact on Shipping Industry
Insights from Basil M. Karatzas.
US-China Trade Tariffs: Impact on Shipping Industry
Post-Brexit UK-China Relations: Impact on the US
September 27, 2018
Post-Brexit UK-China Relations: Impact on the US
Insights from Yu Jie.
Post-Brexit UK-China Relations: Impact on the US
China and Israel in the Belt and Road Initiative
September 19, 2018
China and Israel in the Belt and Road Initiative
Insights from Roi Feder.
China and Israel in the Belt and Road Initiative
Essence of American Leadership: The Legacy of Senator John McCain
September 11, 2018
Essence of American Leadership: The Legacy of Senator John McCain
Insights from Richard Fontaine.
Essence of American Leadership: The Legacy of Senator John McCain
US-China Trade War: Eye on Exports
September 06, 2018
US-China Trade War: Eye on Exports
Insights from Ilya Spivak.
US-China Trade War: Eye on Exports
China and the Middle East: Israel’s Strategic Stakes
August 29, 2018
China and the Middle East: Israel’s Strategic Stakes
Insights from Sam Chester.
China and the Middle East: Israel’s Strategic Stakes
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