Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nov 07, 2017
US President Donald Trump is making his first official visit to Asia. The 12-day tour of five countries will focus on easing doubts about the reliability of the United States and its leader. Given the challenges and possibilities for the US in Asia, that is an unambitious goal.
May 15, 2017
Behind all the hype surrounding China’s changing global role in general, and the One Belt One Road concept and the BRI in particular, lie important and unanswered questions about America’s longer-term strategy for reshaping its relations with China and Asia more broadly.
Sep 22, 2015
If Americans focus on Chinese activities in the South China Sea, cyberspace, and the currency markets during the upcoming state visit of President Xi Jinping to the United States, they will be mistaking the urgent for the important.
Nov 14, 2014
After more than a year of increasingly scratchy relations between the United States and China, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping managed to strike a markedly improved tone and announce some accomplishments at the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), writes Douglas Paal.
Nov 10, 2014
With fears mounting that Washington has lost focus on Asia, Obama’s summit-filled trip to the region is an opportunity to reconnect with leaders and chart a clear course.
Dec 27, 2013
You may have missed the funeral, but China’s new leadership has quietly buried the admonition of former leader Deng Xiaoping that as China rises in wealth and power it should maintain a low profile (known as taoguang yanghui), writes Douglas Paal.
Nov 01, 2013
The Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress is likely to entail significant financial reform, the Party appears unready to contemplate a more liberal course or a fundamental change in the nature of its governance, writes Douglas Paal.