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Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Leland R. Miller

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Adam Schwarz

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Singapore’s prime minister has a message for the US: Don’t choose China confrontation or Asia withdrawal

Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of Singapore, worries that Washington’s increasingly tense relationship with Beijing and domestic pressures to reduce its commitments abroad will force US policymakers to choose either a path of “colliding with China” or “deciding that you have no stake in the region and leave us to our own defenses.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The future of global supply chains post COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reverberating throughout economies across the globe. As states begin to recover, a key question for the post-pandemic order is to what extent existing high-tech supply chains will be reshuffled or uprooted, particularly amid intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China.

Blog Post by Asia Security Initiative and Global Business and Economics Program

China Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Roberts on World Is One (WION)

Dexter Tiff Roberts, an award-winning journalist and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, speaks with World Is One (WION) News based in India about his research on China’s future economic trajectory. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Schwarz on Vietnam’s Road to Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

On July 14, Asialink published an article by Asia Security Initiative non-resident senior fellow Adam Schwarz and Asia Group Advisors’ Country Representative in Vietnam Arthur Do entitled “Vietnam is on the Road to Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery But it’s Likely to be a Rocky Ride”. The article assesses the degree to which recovery of Vietnam’s highly […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Roberts on the myth of the Chinese middle class and the rural-urban divide in China

Dexter Tiff Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and a veteran China journalist, was interviewed on his book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World by CityMetric, a sister publication of the British magazine the New Statesman. The discussion centers on one of the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Roberts on India Today

Dexter Tiff Roberts, an award-winning journalist and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, speaks to India Today about China-India relations, shifting global supply chains in China amid the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications for the Indian economy. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Fri, Jul 3, 2020

Research and development still key to competitiveness: But for whom?

The decade ahead must be spurred on by a new “Sputnik moment” for the United States to inspire new focus on research and development funding and initiatives to bolster the STEM workforce, while understanding the changing market dynamics connecting funding, innovation, and competitive advantage for open societies.

GeoTech Cues by Robert A. Manning, David Bray, PhD

China Economy & Business

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Oh in National Interest: Why China is still needed to achieve any peace treaty with North Korea

On June 24, National Interest published an op-ed by Dr. Miyeon Oh, Director and Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative. On the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Dr. Oh argues that China has an essential role to play in tackling North Korean problems.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

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

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

How the coronavirus has deepened the US-China ideological rift

Coronavirus has accelerated changing perceptions in Washington and Beijing and deepened the ideological confrontation between the two different political systems symbolizing "democracy" and "centralization."

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

China Coronavirus