Chinese foreign policy, Indo-Pacific security, and Southeast Asia.
Lucas Myers is the Program Coordinator and Associate for Southeast Asia at the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, where he administers the Wilson China Fellowship. Professionally proficient in Mandarin Chinese, his research interests include Southeast Asia, Chinese foreign policy, and Indo-Pacific geopolitics. He maintains a particular focus on security issues such as the ongoing conflict in Myanmar and the changing balance of power in the wider region.
Before joining the Asia Program team, Lucas worked on democracy and human rights issues and as a researcher of terrorism and violent extremism. Mr. Myers' writing and commentary have appeared in Foreign Policy, NPR, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Voice of America, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets. He received his MA from Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program and his BA in Political Science and Chinese Language & Culture from Macalester College.
Ye Myo Hein and Lucas Myers, "Lofty Rhetoric, Lack of Action on Democracy in Southeast Asia," in Lonely at the Barricades: How to Strengthen the Global Defense of Democracy, December 1st, 2021.
"The 2020-21 Wilson China Fellowship: Essays on the Rise of China and Its Implications," edited by Abraham Denmark and Lucas Myers,