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New Class of Visiting Fellows Joins Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies

Brookings President Strobe Talbott announced today the arrival of six visiting fellows at the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS). This year’s fellows, who will participate in the Center’s ten-month research program, come from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

“I am delighted to welcome the eighth class of CNAPS Visiting Fellows to Brookings,” said Talbott. “We’re proud of this program, which has established itself both here in Washington and in the region, and the latest group of Fellows meets the high standards of its predecessors. I’m sure that the policy community will benefit from the fellows’ presence here at Brookings and that the work they do here will represent a contribution on both sides of the Pacific.”

WONHYUK LIM (KOREA) will look at inter-Korean rapprochement within the broader context of Northeast Asian integration and will assess the economic and foreign policy implications of these changes for the U.S. Dr. Lim is a fellow at the Korea Development Institute. wlim@brookings.edu, or 202/797-4365.

TOSHIHIRO NAKAYAMA (JAPAN) will examine how civil society institutions and groups influence foreign policy process with a focus on the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-China relationships. Dr. Nakayama is a senior research fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. tnakayama@brookings.edu, or 202/797-2488.

JAMES TANG (HONG KONG) will explore how China will satisfy its growing energy requirements and how these policies may affect its relationship with the U.S. Dr. Tang is dean of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. jtang@brookings.edu, or 202/797-2489.

ALEXANDER VORONTSOV (RUSSIA) will analyze the main goals of North Korea’s policy toward the U.S. by studying specific traits of Pyongyang’s style of foreign policy. Dr. Vorontsov is head of the department for Korean and Mongolian Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. avorontsov@brookings.edu, or 202/797-6184.

YUAN-KANG WANG (TAIWAN) will conduct research on China’s foreign and security policies in the context of America’s preponderance of power. Dr. Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Diplomacy at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. ywang@brookings.edu, or 202/797-2467.

YANG BOJIANG (CHINA) will research the respective strategic and policy considerations of North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and especially the U.S. toward Northeast Asia. Yang is professor and director of the Institute for Japanese Studies and for the Division for Korean Peninsula Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. byang@brookings.edu, or 202/797-4390.

Established in 1998, CNAPS is a center for research, analysis, and outreach designed to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, economic, and security issues facing Northeast Asia. As the Center’s flagship program, the Visiting Fellows Program offers mid-career fellowships that bring up to six fellows from Northeast Asia to conduct research and interact with the U.S. policymaking and academic communities. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Bush, CNAPS also sponsors an array of policy-oriented seminars, roundtables, discussions, and publications.

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