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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.

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
On the Couch in Beidaihe: The Political Psychology of China’s President Xi Jinping
August 21, 2018
On the Couch in Beidaihe: The Political Psychology of China’s President Xi Jinping
Insights from Dr. Kenneth Dekleva.
On the Couch in Beidaihe: The Political Psychology of China’s President Xi Jinping
China’s Worst Banks: The ‘Lehman’ Factor
August 14, 2018
China’s Worst Banks: The ‘Lehman’ Factor
Insights from Brandon Emmerich.
China’s Worst Banks: The ‘Lehman’ Factor
Japan-US Relations: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Quad
August 08, 2018
Japan-US Relations: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Quad
Insights from Stephen R. Nagy.
Japan-US Relations: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Quad
Israeli Perceptions of China: Implications for the United States
August 01, 2018
Israeli Perceptions of China: Implications for the United States
Insights from Carice Witte.
Israeli Perceptions of China: Implications for the United States
Semiconductor Stakes in US-China Relations
July 25, 2018
Semiconductor Stakes in US-China Relations
Insights from Mark Li.
Semiconductor Stakes in US-China Relations
Israel-China Relations: Innovation, Infrastructure, Investment
July 17, 2018
Israel-China Relations: Innovation, Infrastructure, Investment
Insights from Alex Pevzner.
Israel-China Relations: Innovation, Infrastructure, Investment
The US-China Trade War: Winners and Losers
July 11, 2018
The US-China Trade War: Winners and Losers
Insights from Gary Hufbauer.
The US-China Trade War: Winners and Losers
Assessing Media Coverage of the US-China Trade War
June 27, 2018
Assessing Media Coverage of the US-China Trade War
Insights from Phillip Yin.
Assessing Media Coverage of the US-China Trade War
US-North Korea Summit: Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Loss?
June 19, 2018
US-North Korea Summit: Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Loss?
Insights from Soo Kim.
US-North Korea Summit: Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Loss?
US-China in the History of Trade Wars
June 13, 2018
US-China in the History of Trade Wars
Insights from Ilya Spivak.
US-China in the History of Trade Wars
US-China Trade: Future of ICT Governance And Global Security
June 05, 2018
US-China Trade: Future of ICT Governance And Global Security
Insights from William Plummer.
US-China Trade: Future of ICT Governance And Global Security
China-Pakistan Relations:  Challenging US Global Leadership
May 30, 2018
China-Pakistan Relations:  Challenging US Global Leadership
Insights from Harrison Akins.
China-Pakistan Relations:  Challenging US Global Leadership
Israel-Asia Relations: Balancing Economic And National Security
May 21, 2018
Israel-Asia Relations: Balancing Economic And National Security
Insights from Rebecca Zeffert.
Israel-Asia Relations: Balancing Economic And National Security
Impact of Qualcomm and ZTE Cases on US-China Trade War
May 15, 2018
Impact of Qualcomm and ZTE Cases on US-China Trade War
Insights from Andrew Gilholm.
Impact of Qualcomm and ZTE Cases on US-China Trade War
China’s New World Order: Partners and Profit
May 09, 2018
China’s New World Order: Partners and Profit
Insights from Shaun Rein.
China’s New World Order: Partners and Profit
EU in Global Trade System: Balancing the US and China
April 24, 2018
EU in Global Trade System: Balancing the US and China
Insights from Guntram Wolff.
EU in Global Trade System: Balancing the US and China
North Korea’s Currency Crisis: US and Chinese Leverage
April 18, 2018
North Korea’s Currency Crisis: US and Chinese Leverage
Insights from William Brown
North Korea’s Currency Crisis: US and Chinese Leverage
CPTPP and Leadership in the Global Trade System
April 10, 2018
CPTPP and Leadership in the Global Trade System
Insight from Christina Davis.
CPTPP and Leadership in the Global Trade System
RMB Internationalization Outlook: Milestones and the BRI
April 04, 2018
RMB Internationalization Outlook: Milestones and the BRI
Insights from Caroline Owen.
RMB Internationalization Outlook: Milestones and the BRI
A North Korean Gordian Knot: Undoing the Nuclear Link
March 27, 2018
A North Korean Gordian Knot: Undoing the Nuclear Link
Insights from Soo Kim.
A North Korean Gordian Knot: Undoing the Nuclear Link
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