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Paul Haenle

Based in Beijing, China

  • Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • An expert in China-US relations and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Former Principal Assistant to the US President’s National Security Advisor and the China Director in the White House
  • Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • An expert in China-US relations and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Former Principal Assistant to the US President’s National Security Advisor and the China Director in the White House

Paul HAENLE (韩磊) is the Maurice R. Greenberg Chair and Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. He is also a Senior Advisor at Teneo Strategy and RiceHadleyGates LLC. Haenle served in the White House under U.S. Presidents Bush and Obama from 2007 to 2009 as China director on the National Security Council, and was the White House Representative to the Six-Party Talks nuclear negotiations with North Korea. Haenle also served for 3 years in the West Wing as executive assistant to the National Security Advisor from 2004 to 2007. Haenle was trained as a China foreign area officer in the U.S. Army, has been assigned twice to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, served as a U.S. Army company commander during a two-year tour to the Republic of Korea, and worked in the Pentagon as a China adviser on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Haenle serves on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and in 2002 was an inaugural fellow in its US-China Young Leaders Program. He earned his master’s degree in Asian Studies from Harvard University and a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.

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  • US-China relations
    • As one of the most consequential bilateral relationships in the world, the United States and China must find ways to work together on critical global challenges and identify potential areas for strategic cooperation.
  • China’s evolving foreign policy and global role
    • China’s rise onto the world stage and its growing global economic interdependence are necessitating, and leading others to demand, China play a more proactive role in addressing global issues.
  • Regional Security and Development in the Asia Pacific
    • Maritime territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea threaten the security and economic vitality of a region that includes the first, second, and third largest economies in the world. The East Asian regional order is currently being shaped by the reemergence of China and the reactions of Japan and South Korea, the US rebalancing policy, and comprehensive trade agreements under negotiation.
  • China’s domestic environment
    • President Xi Jinping is tightening political control and embracing economic reforms as he attempts to avoid the mistakes of the Soviet Union and steer the second largest economy in the world past the middle income trap.
  • The North Korea nuclear issue
    •  Under its young and brutal leader, Kim Jung-un, North Korea continues to threaten regional security and develop its nuclear program. But Kim may be overplaying his hand, threatening the very stability China hopes to preserve and undermining China’s evolving security interests in ways that are leading Beijing to reconsider its North Korea calculus and be more open to international cooperation on the North Korea issue.

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