Washington's Top China-Watchers

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Washington's Top China-Watchers

Most Influential Think Tankers

Officials past and future:

Alan Romberg, Stimson Center, former State Department spokesman

Bales Gill, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Freeman Chair

Richard Bush, Brookings Institution, and former President, American Institute on Taiwan

Nick Lardy, Institute for International Economics, everyone's guru

Robert Sutter, Georgetown University, former National intelligence officer for East Asia/CIA

John Tkacik, Heritage Foundation, ex-State Department, leading Taiwan lobby

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Georgetown University

Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Defense Department consultant

David "Mike" Lampton, The Nixon Center

Rear Adm. Eric McVadon (Ret.), Center for Naval Analyses

Michael Swaine, Carnegie Endowment

Kurt Campbell, Center for Strategic and International Studies, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under Clinton

Derek Mitchell, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Minxin Pei, scholar, Carnegie Endowment

Jim Steinberg, Brookings Institution, former Deputy National Security Adviser to President Clinton

Harry Harding, George Washington University

David Shambaugh, George Washington University, wrote the book on People's Liberation Army arms

Larry Wortzel, Heritage Foundation, former military attache, Beijing

Jim Lilley, American Enterprise Institute, former CIA, former Ambassador to Taiwan, etc.

Andy Nathan, Columbia University

Pro-Taiwan Lobby

John Tkacik, Heritage Foundation

Harvey Feldman, Heritage Foundation, former U.N. Ambassador

Mike Fonte, Democratic People's Party D.C. representative

Coen Blaauw, Formosan Association for Public Affairs

Therese Shaheen, former President, American Institute in Taiwan

Steve Solarz, former chair, House Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee

Bob Dole, television pitchman, former Senator Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard

Greg Mastel, trade attorney, former Senate Finance/Baucus staffer

Doral Cooper

U.S.-Taiwan Business Council

Capitol Hill: Members


Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), House Majority Leader

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), House International Relations Committee

Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA), Ranking Member, House International Relations Committee

Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), House International Relations Committee

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), House International Relations Committee

Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), House Ways & Means Committee

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Chairman, Republican Policy Committee

Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-SC), Ranking Member, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee


Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Appropriations Committee

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman, Senate Finance Committee

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA), House International Relations Committee

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), Chair, Senate

Appropriations Committee

Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN), Majority Leader

Senator Fritz Hollings: One of the leading bomb throwers on China, retiring, will leave significant vacuum.

Capitol Hill: Key Staff

Keith Luse, Senator Lugar/Foreign Relations

Frank Jannuzi, Senator Biden/Foreign Relations

Evelyn Farkas, Senate Armed Services/Democrats

Erin Conaton, House Armed Services/Republicans

Dennis Halpin, House International Relations/Republicans

Jamie McCormick, House International Relations/Republicans

Tim Punke, Chief International Trade Counsel, Senator Baucus/Finance-Democrats

Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel, Senator Grassley/Finance-Republicans

Nancy Stetson, chief foreign policy aide to Senator Kerry

Derek Chollet, Senator Edwards

Peter Yeo, Representative Lantos, House International Relations/Democrats

Tim Reif, Chief Trade Counsel, Ways & Means/Democrats

Angela Ellard, Staff Director, House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee/Republicans

Kerry Dumbaugh, Congressional Research Service

Shirley Kan, Congressional Research Service

Pro-China Lobby


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