Douglas H. Paal

vice president for studies, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Douglas H. Paal is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Articles by Douglas H. Paal

Obama Tests China's Xi on South China Sea
U.S. President Barack Obama will host China's President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. The encounter will be special because it is the only scheduled bilateral meeting of heads of state during the upcoming U.S.-hosted Nuclear Security Summit of many nations, including U.S ...
China, the U.S., and the Coming Taiwan Transition
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry, presiding over a system that normally resists rapid change. The latest example is a rushed and massive reorganization and slimming of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), announced on September 3 and expected to be inaugurated, though not completed ...
China, United States Need to Deal with Vital Issues First
If Americans focus on Chinese activities in the South China Sea, cyberspace, and the currency markets during the upcoming state visit of President Xi Jinping to the United States, they will be mistaking the urgent for the important. This summit should be about what is important: the health of the ...
Why Hong Kong’s Challenges Matter
On or shortly after June 16, the Hong Kong authorities are expected to submit a package of electoral reforms to the special administrative region’s representative body, the Legislative Council (LegCo), that includes a proposal for implementing universal suffrage in the former colony for the fir ...
Why Congress Must Pass the TPP
Last month 57 nations applied to become founding members of China’s newest creation: the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Ostensibly designed to help finance projects that sate Asia’s expanding appetite for infrastructure, the AIIB has left Washington struggling over ...
Xi-Obama Meeting: U.S.-China Relations Off to a More Promising Start
After more than a year of increasingly scratchy relations between the United States and China, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping managed to strike a markedly improved tone and announce some accomplishments this week. Meeting in formal and informal settings on the sidelines of the Asia Pacifi ...
Action Needed in Northeast Asia
The United States and South Korea are facing new and increasingly dangerous dynamics on the Korean Peninsula. The situation in North Korea underwent an enormous qualitative change over the past three months that heightens the urgency of a potential crisis for the North and could even signal the r ...
U.S.-China Summit: Time to Make History
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will sit down for an informal summit in California in June-the first time in over forty years that the leaders of two such consequential and different powers have met for a "blue sky" discussion. They should express principles ...
United States: A Stabilizing or Destabilizing Factor in the Asia-Pacific Region?
As the United States enters a gradual period of recovery from the financial crisis and China's economic future seems fraught with danger, America still has the ability to serve as a source of stability for the Asia-Pacific region.