Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute

Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution

(1998; Washington; 9 staff and fellows;

Conducts research, analysis, and exchange to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, security, and economic issues facing East Asia/Southeast Asia and the United States in the region.
They generate insight and analysis into current events and emerging trends in East Asia and their implications for U.S. interests there. Researchers conduct in-depth research on understudied and looming issues concerning the region. They host and support seminars, round table discussions etc.

Research areas:

  • China-Taiwan relations and their international implications;
  • S.-ROK relations and South Korea’s growing role in the world;
  • Approaches to North Korea, particularly its nuclear and missile programs;
  • Japanese politics and external policies, particularly regarding global trade and economics;
  • S.-China strategic relations;
  • Integrating China into the world economy and the international political system;
  • Southeast Asia’s growing strategic, economic, and diplomatic importance.


  • Books, policy papers, web-based publications, Congressional testimony, and journal articles.
  • East Asia Policy Series
  • Brookings East Asia commentary
  • Taiwan-U.S. Quarterly Analysis

Leadership: Mireya Solís (Director)

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