Richard C. Bush III

Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

hard Bush’s two-decade public service career spans Congress, the intelligence community, and the U.S. State Department. He currently focuses on China-Taiwan relations, U.S.-China relations, the Korean peninsula, and Japan’s security.

Articles by Richard C. Bush III

Decoding Xi Jinping's latest remarks on Taiwan
On March 5, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to the Shanghai delegates to the National People's Congress (NPC) session in Beijing. China's top leaders use these side meetings to convey policy guidance on a range of issues, and Xi used this particular one to offer his perspective on relations wi ...
Regional stability in East Asia: Korean unification dynamics and China's revival
For the fourth time, the Korea Research Institute for National Strategy and Brookings Institution are collaborating to hold a conference on future security issues that the Republic of Korea and United States, as two close allies, will face in East Asia. This is a partnership that The Brookings In ...
Taiwan's January 2016 Elections and Their Implications for Relations with China and the United States
The main variable setting the level of tension and danger has repeatedly been presidential elections in Taiwan, because they produce new leaders, and often, new policies towards China. Since 2008, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou embarked on a policy that included reassurance to Beijing about the ...
American and Japanese scholars view China's security and foreign policies
On December 18 and 19, 2014, CEAP sponsored a similar Japan-American dialogue on the Chinese economy and political system. Both the December and February dialogues included a public program, convened on December 19 and February 27. Video and audio recordings, complete transcripts, and some presen ...
No Rebalance Necessary: The essential continuity of U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific
The recent Order from Chaos interview with U.S. Army Pacific Commander General Vincent Brooks is not just a useful perspective on the Asia-Pacific from an official responsible for the conduct of American policy. It is also an implicit but important response to ongoing discussions about the Obama ...
On a Ma Ying-jeou-Xi Jinping Meeting
For several months now, there has been talk of a meeting between Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou and the People's Republic of China president Xi Jinping. Such an event would be the first time that the leaders of the two sides had met since the late 1940s. After 65 years of relations that were amb ...
Taiwan's Elections and United States Interests
On Friday, September 12, Brooking's Center for East Asia Policy Studies convened a conference on China-Taiwan relations, in cooperation with Taiwan's Association of Foreign Relations. The presentations were stimulating and the audience participation was good (a transcript of the event should be p ...
What You Need to Know About the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
The sixth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue-or S&ED-takes place July 9-10 in Beijing, with Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew representing the United States and State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang representing China. Since ...