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Mercy A. Kuo

Mercy A. Kuo

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 Diplomatan 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.

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

Trade in Trouble: How Asia Can Lead
July 16, 2019
Trade in Trouble: How Asia Can Lead
Insights from Wendy Cutler and Kevin Doyle.
Trade in Trouble: How Asia Can Lead
US-China Competition and Cooperation: The Long View
July 09, 2019
US-China Competition and Cooperation: The Long View
Insights from Cortez A. Cooper III.
US-China Competition and Cooperation: The Long View
Xi-Trump Talks: Post-Osaka Outlook
July 02, 2019
Xi-Trump Talks: Post-Osaka Outlook
Insights from James Green.
Xi-Trump Talks: Post-Osaka Outlook
Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout
June 25, 2019
Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout
Insights from Ho-Fung Hung.
Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout
What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
June 18, 2019
What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
Insights from George Voloshin.
What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
June 18, 2019
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
Insights from David Arase.
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
The US and China’s Arctic Ambitions
June 11, 2019
The US and China’s Arctic Ambitions
Insights from Malte Humpert.
The US and China’s Arctic Ambitions
US-Iran Tensions: Impact on China-Iran Ties
June 03, 2019
US-Iran Tensions: Impact on China-Iran Ties
Insights from Amin Saikal.
US-Iran Tensions: Impact on China-Iran Ties
EU-Asia Relations: New Game Changers
May 29, 2019
EU-Asia Relations: New Game Changers
Insights from Nicola Casarini and Bridget Welsh.
EU-Asia Relations: New Game Changers
Upping the Ante in the US-China Trade War
May 21, 2019
Upping the Ante in the US-China Trade War
Insights from Nien Su.
Upping the Ante in the US-China Trade War
US-China Trade Talks: High Risk, High Stakes
May 15, 2019
US-China Trade Talks: High Risk, High Stakes
Insights from James Green.
US-China Trade Talks: High Risk, High Stakes
US-Asia Education Exchange: The Impact of Public Diplomacy
May 08, 2019
US-Asia Education Exchange: The Impact of Public Diplomacy
Insights from Ambassador Asif Chaudhry
US-Asia Education Exchange: The Impact of Public Diplomacy
China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect 
April 24, 2019
China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect 
Insights from Romeo Orlandi.
China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect 
Israel Balancing US-China Relations: Geostrategic Context
April 16, 2019
Israel Balancing US-China Relations: Geostrategic Context
Insights from Shira Efron.
Israel Balancing US-China Relations: Geostrategic Context
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
April 09, 2019
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
Insights from George Voloshin.
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
EU China Policy: Time to Toughen Up?
April 02, 2019
EU China Policy: Time to Toughen Up?
Insights from Jonas Parello-Plesner.
EU China Policy: Time to Toughen Up?
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
March 25, 2019
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
Insights from Basil M. Karatzas.
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
March 20, 2019
China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
Insights from James Dorsey.
China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
China in US-Poland Relations: Huawei and Geopolitics
March 14, 2019
China in US-Poland Relations: Huawei and Geopolitics
Insights from Mariusz Rukat.
China in US-Poland Relations: Huawei and Geopolitics
Huawei and the Tech Race: US National Security and Defense Strategy
March 05, 2019
Huawei and the Tech Race: US National Security and Defense Strategy
Insights from Timothy R. Heath.
Huawei and the Tech Race: US National Security and Defense Strategy
US Withdrawal From INF Treaty: Impact on Asia
March 01, 2019
US Withdrawal From INF Treaty: Impact on Asia
Insights from Gregory Kulacki.
US Withdrawal From INF Treaty: Impact on Asia
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
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