The Brookings Institution has announced that four new fellows have joined the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) for its spring 2012 fellowship program under the theme, “organizing for national security decisionmaking.”

The group includes scholars from Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan and Vietnam, who will be in residence through June 29.

The spring fellows include:

•Yufan Hao is a professor of political science and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Macao. His areas of expertise are U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policymaking, Chinese politics and Macao politics. While at Brookings, Hao will research and write about “Dilemma of Openness: Societal Factors in China’s National Security and Foreign Policy Decision Making.”

•Kwei-Bo Huang is an associate professor in the Department of Diplomacy and director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University, Taipei. His research interests include international conflict management, public diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations of Southeast Asia. Huang’s research at CNAPS will focus on “Meliorating Taiwan’s National Security Decision-making: Organizational and Political Perspectives.”

•Nguyen Nam Duong is currently assistant director-general of the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies in the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, a think tank affiliated with Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nguyen’s research interests include the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific regional security issues, and Vietnamese foreign policy. His CNAPS working paper is tentatively entitled “Reorganizing for the Sake of National Interest: Interagency Cooperation in Vietnam and the Establishment of a Vietnam-U.S. Strategic Partnership.”

•Nyamosor Tuya served as Mongolia’s foreign minister during 1998-2000. She has also worked as director of policy planning for Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs during 1996-1998, and most recently, as minister-counselor at the Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations during 2010-2011. Tuya’s research interests include democracy and democratization, nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, international peace and security, and gender equality. Her research project at Brookings will focus on “Mongolia’s Nuclear Weapons-Free Status: Recognition Versus Institutionalization.”