Drew Thompson


Drew Thompson is Director of China Studies and the Starr Senior Fellow at The Nixon Center.

Recent Posts

China on Edge

Ethnic strife in China’s frontier shows the brutal lengths to which the Communist Party will go to silence any dissent.

Tibetan Troubles

Perhaps international criticism of the Chinese government’s handling of unrest in Lhasa was a bit exaggerated. Still, Beijing doesn’t earn good marks for its long-term Tibet policy.

A New Chapter in Taiwan

Now that the DPP has been replaced by the KMT in Taiwan, the stage is set for a stronger friendship with the United States, the consolidation of democracy in East Asia and continued stability in the region.

Exporting Peace

After the recent tumult over product safety, new agreements establishing rules for trade in food and goods should help the United States and China improve their relationship.