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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: China

As China adopts a more assertive diplomatic, economic, and military footing in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, the United States has been accelerating efforts to coordinate a global response to China’s rise.

Elections 2020 by Asia Security Initiative

China Coronavirus

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Trump, Xi, and the economy: The future of US-China economic competition

Amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, US President Donald J. Trump’s administration has taken new actions to confront China economically and geopolitically while encouraging its allies and partners in Europe and Asia to join its efforts.

Blog Post by Asia Security Initiative

China East Asia

Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Asia Trip Seen as Opportunity for Trump to Articulate Policy

US President Donald J. Trump’s upcoming trip to Asia presents him with an opportunity to articulate his policy toward the region and “dispel the uncertainty about US engagement that has haunted the region since January,” according to a former US official. “It is about time,” said David Shear, who served as assistant secretary of defense […]

New Atlanticist


Leland R. Miller is nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security. Miller is cofounder & CEO of China Beige Book International, where he heads up strategic management of the firm. A leading authority on China’s financial system, he is a frequent commentator on media outlets, such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio, CNN, BBC, BNN, FOX Business, and China’s CCTV, among others, and his work is featured regularly in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, South China Morning Post, TIME, New Yorker, Atlantic, Forbes, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post. Mr. Miller holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Hardy C. Dillard fellow and editor-in-chief of the school’s Journal of International Law; a master’s degree in Chinese history from Oxford University (St. Antony’s College); a BA in European history from Washington & Lee University; and a graduate Chinese language fellowship from Tunghai University (Taiwan). In 2004, Mr. Miller received the Gerald Segal Fellowship Prize in Asian Security, awarded annually for excellence to a single individual worldwide by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), and in 2006-08 was named an American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Fellow, a position from which he helped oversee the organization’s review of the Chinese banking system. Mr. Miller is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations.