How America Can Lead in Asia

December 12, 2016 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaU.S.-China RelationsHistoryDiplomacyDefenseTaiwan

How America Can Lead in Asia

China is in no position to seek regional dominance.


Paul Heer is a former career U.S. intelligence official who served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia from 2007 to 2015.  During 2015-6, he was a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David M. Lampton is Professor and Director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is former President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.


Michael D. Swaine is a career policy analyst specializing in Asian security issues, especially those involving the U.S.-China relationship.  He was a Senior Political Scientist at The RAND Corporation from 1989-2001 and is currently a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

Ezra Vogel is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University, a former director of the Asia Center and Fairbank Center, Harvard University, and served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia from 1993 to 1995. 

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