Center for East Asia Policy Studies

About Us

Established in 1998, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) conducts research, analysis and exchange to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, security and economic issues facing East Asia and the United States in the region.


Each year, up to eight Visiting Fellows from the region spend four months with the Center to conduct research, interact with the U.S. policymaking community and actively take part in a rich array of policy seminars, roundtables and discussions available at Brookings and elsewhere in Washington, D.C. Following a competitive application process, the Visiting Fellows are drawn from middle to senior ranks of the governments, think tanks, universities, the media and business communities of East Asia. 


The Center's active series of programs provides expert insight and analysis into current events and emerging trends in East Asia, and their implications for U.S. interests there. Activities include lectures and presentations by Asian and American opinion leaders, Visiting Fellows' presentations, briefings for members of the Washington policy and diplomatic communities, major policy seminars in both Washington and East Asia, and other outreach functions.


Research, analysis and publications from the Center and its associated researchers help frame key debates and offer policy recommendations on issues of concern in East Asia, and for U.S. foreign policy in the region. Center research and analysis appear in the form of books, monographs, working papers, web-based publications, Congressional testimony, and journal articles. The principal areas of research and analysis for the Center include: relations across the Taiwan Strait and their international implications; U.S.-ROK relations and South Korea’s growing role in the world; approaches to North Korea; Japanese politics and foreign policies; U.S.-China strategic relations; and integrating China into the world economy and the international political system.

Through the CEAP Working Paper Series, the Visiting Fellows produce individual research papers. The Center also publishes the Brookings East Asia Commentary, a series of monthly articles that assess current events and their implications, the Taiwan-U.S. Quarterly Analysis, and the East Asia Policy Paper.


Richard C. Bush, Director, Senior Fellow and Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies
Joseph Chinyong Liow
, Senior Fellow and Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies
Katharine H.S. Moon, Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies
Jonathan D. Pollack
, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center and Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Mireya Solís, Senior Fellow and Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies

Kevin Scott, Associate Director, CEAP
Aileen Chang, Senior Center Manager, CEAP
Jennifer Mason, Senior Research Assistant, CEAP
Paul Park, Research Assistant, CEAP

Visiting Fellow Program Alumni

Nonresident Scholars
Nayan Chanda
Ann Florini
Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Lynn Kuok
Ho-Jin Lee
Kongdan Katy Oh
Evans J.R. Revere
David L. Shambaugh