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About the Center for East Asia Policy Studies

Established in 1998 as the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS), the 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. The Center’s active series of programs provides expert insight and analysis into current events and emerging trends in East Asia, including Southeast Asia, and their implications for U.S. interests there. Its four Chairs and cadre of associated researchers conduct in-depth, cutting-edge research on understudied and looming issues concerning the region. Center research and analysis appear in the form of seminars, roundtable discussions, books, policy 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, particularly its nuclear and missile programs; Japanese politics and external policies, particularly regarding global trade and economics; U.S.-China strategic relations; integrating China into the world economy and the international political system; and Southeast Asia’s growing strategic, economic, and diplomatic importance. Their analysis helps frame key debates and offers an array of policy recommendations for the U.S. government and governments in the region.


Mireya SolísDirector, Senior Fellow, and Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies
Rush Doshi, Director, China Strategy Initiative; Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, John L. Thornton China Center, Project on International Order and Strategy
Lindsey Ford, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Ryan Hass, The Michael H. Armacost Chair, Interim Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Jung H. PakSenior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies
Jonathan StromsethSenior Fellow and Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies

Jennifer MasonAssociate Director
Adrien Chorn, Senior Research Assistant
Laura McGhee, Senior Research Assistant and Project Coordinator

Nonresident Scholars
Richard C. Bush
Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Adam P. Liff
Tom Pepinsky
Jonathan Pollack
Evans J.R. Revere

Visiting Fellow Program Alumni

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