Skip navigation


Latest News
  • Bainimarama 2014

    Guest author Toshikazu Nohara wites in a new Pacific Islands Brief that, despite the fact that he initially assumed the prime minister's office through use of force, Voreqe Bainimarama is now the freely elected leader of Fiji, but the recent general election that he clearly won should be seen as only a first step for the people of Fiji to broaden their democratic system.

  • GandakiPineForest

    The East-West Center has received a $750,000 grant from NASA to study changes in the mountain forests of Nepal over the past 25 years. Led by EWC Senior Fellow Jefferson Fox, investigators seek to document a suspected “forest transition” - the recovery of trees and other plant growth in a previously deforested area - in the country whose mountain forests have sustained the lives of much of its population for centuries. ...more...

  • 3044

    EWC Visiting Fellow Motohiro Tsuchiya writes in a new CFR 'Net Politics' blog post that the Sony cyber attack comes as Japan, armed with a new 'Cybersecurity Basic Law,' seeks to build international partnerships against online threats.

  • 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

    Senior Fellow Denny Roy argues in a recent Asia Pacific Bulletin policy brief that, contrary to the view of many observers, China does in fact have a “grand strategy” to advance its national interests, but it contains “some elements that contradict each other. The result is that a specific Chinese foreign policy might support one objective but at the same time work against another objective.”

  • 3028In this new East-West Center Policy Studies publication, the authors describe how current monastic political mobilization can be understood as an extension of past monastic activism, rooted in traditional understandings of the monastic community's responsibilities. ...more...

Follow East-West Center:
EWC 55 Fact of the Week

3085 Chinese-born architectural star I.M. Pei, who designed the main EWC campus as a rising young talent, recalls that “at that time it was such a novel idea to try to bring East and West closer together....  I was happy to be able to play a small role in that.”

Arts & Performances

Chinese Music Virtuosi: A Lunar New Year Musical Celebration

Two performances at Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa

Feb. 21, 7:30pm
Feb. 22, 4:00pm

Click here for ticket information.


Asia Matters for America
An online hub for graphical data on U.S.-Asia interactions.

Pacific Islands Report
Daily news, analysis and commentary from across Oceania. 

Pacific RISA
A resource for climate information in the US-affliliated Pacific islands.

Friends of the East-West Center
News and info about the volunteer community support organization for EWC programs and participants.

Support EWC

Your gift makes life-changing programs and experiences possible.


Unless otherwise noted, all content © East-West Center. All rights reserved.