East Asia


Part of the East Asia program, the Stimson Center’s China program examines the political, security, and economic challenges that face the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan. Additionally, the China program assesses cross-Strait relations and the United States' impact and role, as well as China’s relations with the neighboring region and developing countries.


Research and Analysis

December 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

Important, even vital, American national interests as well as global peace and stability are at stake in how – indeed, whether – President-elect Donald Trump understands the underlying principles of the United States’ long-standing “one-China” policy and the mutual commitments involved in the nor

November 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

More than five years have passed since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost. Millions have been forced to leave their homes and become refugees. While the U.S.

November 9, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg , EXPERT: Yun Sun

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2017 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.

November 9, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The suspense is over.  On November 8, defying most predictions, Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States. Regardless of their pre-election desires and preference, U.S.

October 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of a “separation” from its long time ally the United States and his observation that America has “lost” the battle for influence in t
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