Paul Haenle

Director
Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
 

Education

MA, Harvard University 
BS, Clarkson University

Languages

Chinese; English; German

 

Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In addition to running the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, Haenle is also an adjunct professor at Tsinghua, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses to Chinese and international students on international relations and global governance. 

Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. From June 2007 to January 2009, Haenle also played a key role as the White House representative to the U.S. negotiating team at the six-party-talks nuclear negotiations. From May 2004 to June 2007, he served as the executive assistant to the U.S. national security adviser.

Trained as a China foreign area officer in the U.S. Army, Haenle 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 an adviser on China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs on the staff of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Early assignments in the U.S. Army included postings in Germany, Desert Storm, Korea, and Kuwait. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel in October 2009.

  • Podcast December 16, 2014
    U.S.-China Military Relations

    Obama’s trip to China has opened opportunities to strengthen bilateral ties and to promote military-to-military cooperation through confidence-building measures.

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  • Year in Crisis December 10, 2014 Русский
    The World in 2015

    Our take on the year ahead.

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  • Podcast December 2, 2014
    Obama’s Trip to Asia

    President Obama’s trip to China produced important bilateral visa, military, and climate agreements, yet much work remains to implement this ambitious agenda.

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  • Podcast November 24, 2014
    Iran Nuclear Talks and the Middle East Peace Process

    Beijing is committed to advocating for reduced tensions and peaceful solutions to regional challenges in the Middle East, like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iran nuclear talks.

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  • Podcast November 11, 2014
    China's Role in the Middle East (Part I)

    Despite its regional commercial interests, Beijing will not join military efforts against the Islamic State in the Middle East because of the country’s longstanding principle of non-interference.

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  • Op-Ed National Bureau of Asian Research November 7, 2014 中文
    Building Strategic Trust in the U.S.-China Relationship

    Fostering strategic trust between Beijing and Washington will continue to play a key role in further strengthening U.S.-Sino bilateral relations.

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  • Op-Ed Diplomat October 30, 2014
    North Korea’s Charm Offensive: New Cards, Same Player

    China’s tougher stance toward North Korea may be driving Pyongyang’s current wave of outreach.

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  • Podcast October 29, 2014
    Bright Future for China-India Ties

    Following India’s leadership transition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China has sought to grow its diplomatic, economic, and trade ties with the neighboring Asian power.

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  • Podcast August 21, 2014
    China’s Regional Trade and Investment Agenda

    Chinese officials view the Shanghai Free Trade Zone as a means to create a pro-reform environment domestically and create the conditions for the conclusion of a U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty and even an eventual accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

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  • Podcast July 30, 2014
    The TPP and RCEP: Regional Trade Agreements with Tim Stratford

    While the two major Asia-Pacific trade initiatives, the TPP and RCEP, differ in their levels of ambition, they share common aims and hold the potential to bring important positive economic and geopolitical benefits to the region.

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  • Phoenix Television March 7, 2014
    Changes and Breakthroughs in China's Diplomacy

    As a rising power, China has a central role to play in resolving critical global challenges.

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  • China Radio International April 13, 2013
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Visits China

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s first visit to China will likely see a focus on security on the Korean peninsula, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, and cyber security.

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  • BBC March 7, 2013
    China's Foreign Policy Challenges

    North Korean nuclear issues, territorial disputes, and the relationship with the United States are the key issues affecting China’s foreign policy in 2013.

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  • Huanqiu Net December 7, 2012
    U.S.-China Cooperation

    The leadership transition in both the United States and China has provided fresh opportunities for both countries to put aside differences and work together on issues of global significance.

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  • AmCham-ChinaNovember 14 November 14, 2012
    How the U.S. Election Played in China

    Increasing Chinese interest in the U.S. political system presents an opportunity to improve Sino-U.S. ties, but also puts a spotlight on tensions and misunderstandings between the two countries.

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  • State on Demand February 17, 2012
    The U.S.-China Security Dynamic

    Although the U.S.-China relationship benefits from deep economic and trade ties, the military-to-military relationship between the two nations is not as strong as it should be.

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  • Phoenix TV January 18, 2011
    The United States, China and the North Korean Nuclear Dilemma

    The status of North Korea has a strong affect on bilateral relations between the United States and China.

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