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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.

EU in Global Trade System: Balancing the US and China
April 24, 2018
EU in Global Trade System: Balancing the US and China
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
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy
March 21, 2018
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy
Insights from Samantha Ravich.
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy
The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un: The Measure of a Man
March 14, 2018
The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un: The Measure of a Man
Insight from Kenneth Dekleva.
The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un: The Measure of a Man
US-China Trade Relations: Impending Trade War?   
March 05, 2018
US-China Trade Relations: Impending Trade War?   
Insights from William Perry.
US-China Trade Relations: Impending Trade War?   
China, Germany, and Central Europe: Leveraging Fault Lines
March 01, 2018
China, Germany, and Central Europe: Leveraging Fault Lines
Insights from Jacopo Maria Pepe.
China, Germany, and Central Europe: Leveraging Fault Lines
China’s Detention Law: CCP Curbs Courts  
February 21, 2018
China’s Detention Law: CCP Curbs Courts  
Insights from Stanley Lubman.
China’s Detention Law: CCP Curbs Courts  
China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy
February 14, 2018
China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy
Insights from Gerald Groot.
China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy
US Leadership in International Trade: Recalibration or Retreat?
February 06, 2018
US Leadership in International Trade: Recalibration or Retreat?
Conversation with Ambassador Rufus Yerxa.
US Leadership in International Trade: Recalibration or Retreat?
What the EU Thinks of the US ‘Indo-Pacific’ Strategy  
January 31, 2018
What the EU Thinks of the US ‘Indo-Pacific’ Strategy  
Insights from Bernt Berger.
What the EU Thinks of the US ‘Indo-Pacific’ Strategy  
The Origin of ‘Indo-Pacific’ as Geopolitical Construct
January 25, 2018
The Origin of ‘Indo-Pacific’ as Geopolitical Construct
Insights from Gurpreet Khurana.
The Origin of ‘Indo-Pacific’ as Geopolitical Construct
An Olympic Thaw for North and South Korea?   
January 17, 2018
An Olympic Thaw for North and South Korea?   
Insights from Andrea Berger.
An Olympic Thaw for North and South Korea?   
CFIUS Scrutiny on Chinese Investment
January 08, 2018
CFIUS Scrutiny on Chinese Investment
Insights from Robert Hockett.
CFIUS Scrutiny on Chinese Investment
Uyghur Biodata Collection in China
December 28, 2017
Uyghur Biodata Collection in China
Insights from Darren Byler.
Uyghur Biodata Collection in China
China in Eastern Europe: Poland's Perspective
December 19, 2017
China in Eastern Europe: Poland's Perspective
Insights from Marcin Jaskuła.
China in Eastern Europe: Poland's Perspective
China’s Digital Economy: E-Commerce Consumption Trends
December 12, 2017
China’s Digital Economy: E-Commerce Consumption Trends
Insights from Winston Wenyuan Ma.
China’s Digital Economy: E-Commerce Consumption Trends
China’s Media Market Competition
December 05, 2017
China’s Media Market Competition
Insights from Kecheng Fang.
China’s Media Market Competition
China’s Political Culture: Assessing ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
November 28, 2017
China’s Political Culture: Assessing ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
Insights from Chongyi Feng.
China’s Political Culture: Assessing ‘Xi Jinping Thought’
Trump’s Asia Trip: Assuring Allies, Tempering Tensions
November 22, 2017
Trump’s Asia Trip: Assuring Allies, Tempering Tensions
Insights from Nien Su.
Trump’s Asia Trip: Assuring Allies, Tempering Tensions
The China Dashboard – Tracking China’s Economic Reforms
November 16, 2017
The China Dashboard – Tracking China’s Economic Reforms
Insights from Daniel H. Rosen.
The China Dashboard – Tracking China’s Economic Reforms
Military-Industrial Triangle: Russia, Ukraine, and China   
November 07, 2017
Military-Industrial Triangle: Russia, Ukraine, and China   
Insights from Sarah Kirchberger.
Military-Industrial Triangle: Russia, Ukraine, and China   
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