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Mercy A. Kuo

Mercy A. Kuo

Mercy Kuo is Executive Vice President at Pamir Consulting.

Mercy A. Kuo is Executive Vice President of Pamir Consulting, a global risk intelligence firm in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 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 and International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Kuo formerly held executive leadership positions as president and executive director of the Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) in Seattle and managing director and director of research at the Committee of 100, a New York-based U.S.-China relations leadership organization. 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 EU-US Relations: Fault Lines and Futures,” Security Policy Library, December 2019 Norwegian Atlantic Committee, “The Geopolitics of Energy in the South China Sea,” World Energy (Eni S.p.a), June 2019;  “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” in the “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 Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Posts by Mercy A. Kuo
May 16, 2022

Ukraine War: The Impact on Japan-Russia Relations

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jeffrey Hornung.

May 09, 2022

How China Supplies Russia’s Military

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Alexander Korolev.
May 02, 2022

The Difference Between America’s 2 Cold Wars

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Alfredo Toro Hardy.

April 25, 2022

China’s CIPS: A Potential Alternative in Global Financial Order

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Emily Jin.

April 18, 2022

Assessing the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Soft Power, Politics, and the Future of the Games

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Susan Brownell.

April 11, 2022

China and Restoring the Russian Empire: Insights From Ancient Rome

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Barry Strauss.
April 05, 2022

China’s Ukraine Response Is All About the US (Not Russia)

By Mercy A. Kuo
In the long term, China is intent on using the Ukraine conflict to erode U.S. leadership and sow division in transatlantic relations.

March 21, 2022

China’s Luckin Looks to Relist on NASDAQ

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jay Ritter.

March 14, 2022

‘Terror Capitalism’ in Xinjiang

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Darren Byler, Ivan Franceschini, and Nicholas Loubere, the co-editors of “Xinjiang Year Zero.”

March 08, 2022

Lithuania as a Litmus Test of EU-China Relations

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jonathan Hackenbroich.

March 01, 2022

China in Latin America: The Western Hemisphere Security Strategy Act

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from R. Evan Ellis.
February 22, 2022

Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Russia: Unrest and Uncertainty

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Voloshin

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