Kemi Adewalure is a program assistant on the China and Northeast Asia team at USIP. Her work at the Institute includes U.S.-China relations, China’s influence in Africa and Latin America, artificial intelligence and technology, as well as enhancing peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

She previously worked at the Democratic Governors Association. Prior to that, she was an intern for the Office of African Affairs at the U.S. Trade Representative, as well as at the Security Exchange Commission.

Adewalure received her bachelor’s degree in Asian studies and American studies from Cornell University. She is proficient in Korean and possesses basic proficiency in Mandarin.

Publications By Kemi

What You Need to Know About Taiwan’s Pivotal Presidential Elections

What You Need to Know About Taiwan’s Pivotal Presidential Elections

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

By: Kemi Adewalure;  Rosie Levine;  Jennifer Staats, Ph.D.;  Alex Stephenson

Ahead of the November 20 deadline to register candidates, Taiwan’s campaign season for the January 2024 presidential elections is in full swing and voters are presented with four candidates. While economic and energy policies will be key for voters, the chief foreign policy issue is how to manage relations with China. Both Beijing and Washington will be watching closely for what the election augurs for cross-Strait tension and Taiwan’s relationships with the world’s two major powers.

Type: Analysis

Democracy & GovernanceGlobal Policy

What to Expect from the Trilateral Summit with Japan and South Korea

What to Expect from the Trilateral Summit with Japan and South Korea

Thursday, August 17, 2023

By: Kemi Adewalure;  Frank Aum;  Mirna Galic

After months of steadily increasing diplomatic exchanges — and a historic thaw in tensions between South Korea and Japan — President Joe Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol at Camp David for a trilateral summit on August 18. The three leaders have previously met on the sidelines of larger multilateral forums, such as last year’s NATO summit, but the Camp David meeting marks the first standalone leader-level summit between the three countries.

Type: Analysis

Global Policy

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