Shirley-JPEG-Feb2017This website provides a one-stop source for my select analyses concerning U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific region that have appeared in a number of publications.  U.S. concerns include the People’s Republic of China that challenges the U.S. and our allies and partners.  These articles include my analysis concerning security policies and do not necessarily represent other positions.  There are also news reports, Congressional websites, commentaries, and Supreme Court cases in which I am cited or quoted, plus participation at select conferences.

These independent writings and participations add to my numerous reports, memoranda, and presentations while working for Congress at the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) from 1990 to 2015 as well as serving other parts of the U.S. Government since the late 1980s.  The overall objective is to inform policymakers, military leaders, diplomats, and others in the advancement of U.S. security interests.

Shirley Kan, Independent Specialist in Asian Security Affairs

Retired Specialist in Asian Security Affairs for Congress at CRS

Graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School