Richard Bush

Senior Fellow of Center for Northeast Asian Policy at The Brookings Institution

Richard Bush is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, holds the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, and isco-director of its Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP). Bush came to Brookings in July 2002, after serving almost five years as the chairman and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan, the mechanism through which the United States government conducts substantive relations with Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic relations. He also served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia (1995-1997) and on the staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (1983-95). He is the author of a number of articles on China’s relations with its neighbors, particularly Taiwan. His most recent book is “Hong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the Leviathan,” a study of recent developments in Hong Kong and its political and economic future.