Belinda A. Yeomans, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the U.S.-Asia Securiy Initiative


Belinda A. Yeomans is the Associate Director for the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) at the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. Her research focuses on U.S. security policy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  [More]


Kharis Templeman 

Advisor to the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project 


Kharis Templeman is the former project manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project in the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). He currently serves as advisor to the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project.

A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has lived, worked and traveled extensively in both Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. His research includes projects on party system institutionalization and partisan realignments, electoral integrity and manipulation in East Asia, the politics of defense spending in Taiwan, and the representation of Taiwan’s indigenous minorities. His most recent publication is “The China Model: How Successful Is the Chinese Regime?” a review essay in the Taiwan Journal of Democracy. He is also the editor (with Larry Diamond and Yun-han Chu) of Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years (2016, Lynne Rienner Publishing). Other work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies and the APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter.

Dr. Templeman also serves as coordinator of the American Political Science Association Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) and as a regional manager for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project. He holds a BA (2003) from the University of Rochester and a PhD (2012) in political science from the University of Michigan.

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