Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

  • Asia-Pacific Security

Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. Her expertise includes Asia security issues, deterrence, nuclear strategy and policy, and alliance politics. She was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Dr. Rapp-Hooper’s academic writings have appeared in Political Science QuarterlySecurity Studies,and Survival. Her policy writings have appeared in The National InterestForeign Affairs, and The Washington Quarterly, and her analysis has been featured inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, and on NPR and the BBC, among others. Dr. Rapp-Hooper is a Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow and a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission. She holds a B.A. in history from Stanford University and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

  • June 13, 2016
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Reports

Flashpoints, Escalation, and A2/AD

In this paper, CNAS Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper examines three prominent escalation scenarios in the Asia-Pacific in the context of China’s developing area-denial/anti-access capability

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  • May 26, 2016
  • Patrick M. Cronin, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa
  • Reports

Dynamic Balance: An Alliance Requirements Roadmap for the Asia-Pacific Region

Three CNAS experts provide a roadmap for the next U.S. administration and key U.S. allies in the region to address these challenges and potential escalation.

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  • April 13, 2016
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa
  • Policy Briefs

Reefs, Rocks, and the Rule of Law: After the Arbitration in the South China Sea

CNAS experts Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper and Harry Krejsa assess the regional and global implications of a ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea under the Permanent Court of Arbitration, commonly known as Philippines v. China.

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  • March 31, 2016
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  • Congressional Testimony

Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program, testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on “China and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia.”

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  • March 21, 2016
  • Van Jackson, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Paul Scharre, Harry Krejsa, CDR Jeff Chism
  • Reports

Networked Transparency: Constructing a Common Operational Picture of the South China Sea

As tensions rise in the South China Sea, five CNAS experts have written a report arguing in favor of, and creating a roadmap for, a shared maritime domain awareness (MDA) for the South China Sea.

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  • September 12, 2016
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  • In the News

South China Sea: Philippines And Washington Should Give China Some Space

In Forbes, senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper discusses the Hague ruling on the South China Sea and the possible consequences. 

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  • September 12, 2016
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  • In the News

With latest North Korea test, U.S. again seeks elusive Chinese help

In Reuters, senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper discusses closing loopholes in sanctions against North Korea.

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  • September 9, 2016
  • Elbridge Colby, Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: North Korea’s Nuclear Test

 On news that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Elbridge Colby and Asia-Pacific Security Program Senior Fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper have written a new Press Note.

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  • August 30, 2016
  • Patrick M. Cronin, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The President's Trip to Asia

 In advance of President Obama’s trip to Asia for the G-20, the East Asia Summit, and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit, three Asia experts at CNAS write a press note.

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  • July 13, 2016
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  • In the News

Beijing’s dilemma after South China Sea ruling: Double down or cool down?

Senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper explains why Beijing should engage in bilateral talks over the South China Sea after the recent ruling.

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  • July 13, 2016
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  • In the News

After South China Sea ruling, Pentagon will avoid stoking tensions with Beijing

In The Washington Post, senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper discusses the recent South China Sea ruling and possible threatening reactions from China.

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  • July 12, 2016
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  • In the News

Sweeping ruling against China will have lasting impact globally

Senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper discusses actions China has taken in the South China Sea for what it assumes are long-term strategic gains on CNBC.

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  • July 12, 2016
  • Patrick M. Cronin, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The Permanent Court of Arbitration Rules on the South China Sea

Following the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling that China’s expansive claims, island building, and coercive activities in the South Chine Sea are unlawful, CNAS experts Patrick Cronin, Mira Rapp-Hooper, and Harry Krejsa have written a new Press Note.

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  • February 17, 2016
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  • In the News

US to corral Asean support in South China Sea spat

Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Senior Fellow with the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program, weighs in on how the United States should advance in the South China Sea.

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  • February 17, 2016
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  • In the News

China Deploys Missiles to Island in South China Sea, Taiwan Says

In Reuters, Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper weighs in on China positioning anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea.

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  • July 22, 2016
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  • Op-eds

Parting the South China Sea

In Foreign Affairs, senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper writes an op-ed discussing the recent ruling on the South China Sea.

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  • July 14, 2016
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper, Patrick M. Cronin
  • Op-eds

Choose your own adventure: The Next President's Voyage in the South China Sea

Senior fellows Mira Rapp-Hooper and Patrick Cronin co-write an op-ed answering four important questions concerning the future of the South China Sea in War on the Rocks.

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  • April 19, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine, Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Op-eds

How China Sees World Order

In The National Interest, CNAS experts Richard Fontaine and Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper co-author an op-ed discussing U.S.-China relations.

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  • April 4, 2016
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  • Op-eds

Protecting the Rule of Law on the South China Sea

In The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program, co-authors an op-ed examining China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea.

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  • March 29, 2016
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  • Op-eds

Trump's nuclear views are terrifying: Column

In USA Today, Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper discusses presidential candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy views on nuclear policy.

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  • March 22, 2016
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  • Op-eds

China's Short-Term Victory In the South China Sea

In Foreign Affairs, Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper China's long-term problem in the South China Sea.

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  • February 17, 2016
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Op-eds

"Late-breaking sexism": why younger women aren’t excited about electing a woman president

On Vox, Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper weighs in on why younger women are not excited about electing Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.

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  • February 10, 2016
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Op-eds

Confronting China in the South China Sea

In Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, senoir fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program, examines U.S. efforts in the South China Sea.

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  • November 30, 2015
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  • Op-eds

Washington's Message in the South China Sea

Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper penned an op-ed examining what the message from the US should be in the South China Sea in Foreign Affairs.

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  • November 4, 2015
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Op-eds

What Did The Navy Do In the South China Sea?

Senior Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program Mira Rapp-Hooper co-wrote an op-ed examining the U.S.S. Lassen's operation in the South China Sea in Lawfare.

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