Earlier this year the China Program at the Carter Center compiled a list of Hillary Clinton's Asia Policy Team, and nearly all of them hailed from think tank land.
Among those on the list include:
- Jeff Bader, a Senior Fellow at Brookings
- Karen Brooks, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
- Kurt Campbell, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
- Amy Chang, a former Research Associate at CNAS
- Michael Chase, a senior political scientist at RAND Corp.
- Darcie Draudt, a Research Associate at CFR
- Elizabeth Economy, a Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies at CFR
- Glen Fukushima, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP)
- Bonnie Glaser, a Senior Adviser for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Brian Harding, Director for East and Southeast Asia for the National Security and International Policy team at CAP (and formerly at CSIS)
- Scott Harold, Associate Director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy
- Duyeon Kim, Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Harry Krejsa, Research Associate at CNAS
- Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington
- Jamie Metzel, Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council
- David Parker, Associate Fellow at CSIS
- Jim Schoff, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at CFR
- Alexander Sullivan, Adjunct Fellow at CNAS
- Ali Wyne, Nonresident Fellow at Atlantic Council
The complete list can be found here, although Think Tank Watch should note that many others were advising Clinton on Asia policy.
Nevertheless, their think tanks should provide a nice resting place until the 2020 election.