Eleanor Shiori Hughes

Expertise: U.S.- Asia relations, Japanese foreign policy and security, Japan - Taiwan relations, talent pipeline in the semiconductor industry

Eleanor Shiori Hughes is currently a Defense Analyst at The Asia Group, a strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC. She is also a contributing writer for EconVue. Her research interests span a wide range of subjects, U.S. engagement in the Indo-Pacific, Japanese foreign policy and security, Japan - Taiwan relations, the talent pipeline in the semiconductor industry, and the impact of China's rise in the 21st century. Ms. Hughes frequently authors reports and opinion pieces on contemporary geopolitics in Asia. Her works have appeared in The Japan Times, Wall Street Journal, Real Clear Defense, The Lowy Institute’s Interpreter, among other outlets. She has been interviewed by and quoted in broadcast and online media including Nikkei Asian Review, Voice of America, TaiwanPlus, and The Taipei Times. 

Eleanor has previously worked at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Georgetown Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues. She is a member of the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Program, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Young Professionals Program. 

Eleanor holds a MA in Asian Studies from the Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and a BA in History from Saint Mary's College. She speaks Japanese. 

June 25, 2021

Anticipating Anomalies in Global Supply Chains

A webinar organized by Foreign Policy with experts from both the public and private sector. The panelists included Dr. Kelly Fletcher, Bob Kolasky, Brittany Masalosalo, Col. (ret.) John Mills, and journalist Maggie Lake as the moderator. It was a wide-ranging conversation on assessing the current state of global supply chains while coexisting with the COVID-19 virus.

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November 28, 2020

U.S.-Taiwan Relations After the U.S. Election Talk at Georgetown's SFS

Eleanor Shiori Hughes is an MA Candidate in Asian Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS).  In this report, she details how she recently hosted a webinar for her graduate program with Sean King, Senior VP of Park Strategies and an affiliated scholar at the University of Notre Dame's Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, on the evolution of U.S.-Taiwan relations and its trajectory going forward under the incoming Biden administration. 

 

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November 09, 2020

The Evolution of US-China Relations Under Xi Jinping at Georgetown’s Asian Studies Program

Eleanor Shiori Hughes, an MA Candidate in Asian Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), recently hosted a webinar for her graduate program with Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief of EconVue, where the two discussed issues in Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations since Xi Jinping took power.

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Expertise

U.S.- Asia relations, Japanese foreign policy and security, Japan - Taiwan relations, talent pipeline in the semiconductor industry

Location

Washington DC

Experience

Current Experience

Defense Analyst at The Asia Group; writer and commentator

Past Experience

  • Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
  • International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Georgetown Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues

Education

  • M.A. in Asian Studies, Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • B.A. in History, Saint Mary's College