Presented by The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, The Asia Pacific Affairs Council, The Greater China Society, The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and The Defense & Security Student Organization  

With Sue Mi Terry

Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

and Daniel Harnett

Research Analyst, CNA China Studies /China Strategic Issues Team

Moderated by Roy D. Kamphausen

Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs, the National Bureau of Asian Research


China’s re-emergence as an Asian regional hegemon with aspirations for global leadership has introduced tremendous challenges for the international system. Trade with China is a top economic priority for virtually every country and region, but China is pushing the existing rules which it had no role in shaping.  Moreover, China’s military modernization is challenging a regional security order underwritten by long-standing U.S. security posture and alliances.  Close to home, China’s role remains essential for managing North Korea, among other regional hotspots. This event will examine the nexus of economics and security in Northeast Asia through discussion with regional and functional experts.


Dr. Sue Mi Terry spent seven years from 2001 to 2008 for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) working as Senior Analyst for the Directorate of Intelligence. In that role, she regularly monitored and assessed political and economic developments in North Korea and East Asia. In 2008, Dr. Terry held the position of Director of Korea, Japan, and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). At the NSC, she played an integral role in the formulation and implementation of US policy towards Northeast Asia, while bridging the gap between two US Presidents during the critical transition period of 2008-2009. Subsequently, Dr. Terry served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) during 2009-2010. In that role, she advised senior US policymakers on issues of strategic importance in East Asia. In September 2010, Dr. Terry joined the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as the National Intelligence Fellow. Her research at the CFR included pressing issues in the Northeast Asian region, particularly Korean Peninsula affairs such as security policy, nuclear strategy, and domestic stability issues. Dr. Terry switched careers into the private sector in late 2011 and currently works as Managing Director at Gerson Global Advisors, a strategic investment and advisory firm based in New York. In this role, she co-heads the Sovereign Advisory business, and she is primarily responsible for developing and managing the firm’s strategy, activities and client relations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Terry is also a frequent lecturer and commentator at numerous think tanks, senior US military colleges and leading American universities. Dr. Terry holds a MA degree in International Relations and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Daniel Hartnett is an Asia analyst in CNA’s China Strategic Issues Group. His research interests include China’s security affairs, U.S.-China relations, and Chinese military strategy and doctrine. Before joining CNA, Hartnett was the senior policy analyst for security affairs at the congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He also worked in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, where he assisted in nuclear nonproliferation negotiations with Beijing. He began his career as a linguist in the U.S. Army, where he employed his language abilities during the civil war in Bosnia. Hartnett is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at George Mason University. He holds an M.A. in Asian studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University and a B.A. in Chinese from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has also attended several language schools, including the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, the Sprachen und Dolmetscher Institute in Munich, and the Beijing Language and Culture University.

Roy D. Kamphausen is Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs at NBR. He advises and contributes to NBR research programs on political and security issues in Asia. Mr. Kamphausen previously served as Senior Vice President for Political and Security Affairs and Director of NBR’s Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining NBR, Mr. Kamphausen served as a U.S. Army officer. As a China Foreign Area Officer, his career included assignments as China policy director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, China strategist for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and serving as a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.  Mr. Kamphausen’s areas of professional expertise include China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), U.S.-China defense relations, U.S. defense and security policy toward Asia, and East Asian security issues. He has presented lectures on these topics throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Mr. Kamphausen’s NBR publications include the last seven volumes from the annual PLA Conference, published by the U.S. Army War College, including The PLA Learns by Doing: Exercises from 2008-2012 (co-edited with David Lai and Travis Tanner, January 2013). He also authored “China’s Land Forces: New Priorities and Capabilities” in Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge (edited by Ashley Tellis and Travis Tanner, October 2012). Mr. Kamphausen was deputy director of the IP Commission in 2012 and an author of the Commission’s Report on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. Mr. Kamphausen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and is a regular lecturer at leading U.S. military institutions, including the United States Military Academy (West Point), the National Defense University, and Army War College. He testifies regularly before Congress and consults with the U.S. Department of Defense. His analysis appears regularly in major international media, including Foreign Policy, Financial Times, New York Times, National Public Radio, Newsweek, and others.  Mr. Kamphausen holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University. He studied Chinese at both the Defense Language Institute and Beijing’s Capital Normal University. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Society, and the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).