Pacific Islands Development Program Co-Director Gerard Finin, who was part of a multinational mission to observe Fiji’s recent national election - its first since a military coup in 2006 – writes in a new commentary that coup leader Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama’s mandate to lead Fiji now represents a choice freely made by the electorate, an important watershed that has resulted in Australia and U.S. lifting sanctions and the Commonwealth group of nations reinstating Fiji to full membership. ...more...
In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none at all – leading to older populations and widespread concern about declining tax revenues, higher spending on pensions and health care, and possibly economic decline. But a new National Transfer Accounts study from the East-West Center and UC Berkeley has found that in much of the world, including the United States and much of Europe, it can actually pay to have fewer children. ...more...
In his keynote address at the recent 2014 EWC/EWCA International Conference in Okinawa, Center President Charles E. Morrison spoke of an East-West Center that now needs to look ahead and consider its course forward - a future that he said "will not be determined by one person, but by many voices." More than 300 EWC alumni, friends and colleagues gathered at the conference Sept. 17-19. (View a photo gallery.)
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- China's Approach to Bristly Taiwan
- Nuremberg Trials Interpreter Siegfried Ramler: 'The Things We Saw Were Shocking'
- Don't Overstate Japan 'Danger'
- Will IS Infect Indonesia's Tolerant Islam?
- Indian Folk Art
- 18 Graduates Chosen for English Teaching Apprenticeship
Shinzo Abe’s Struggle in the Indian Ocean Region
India’s Joint Andaman and Nicobar Command is a Failed Experiment
The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic Transformation (2011 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings)
Robert W. Corell, James Seong-Cheol Kang, and Yoon Hyung Kim (eds.)
The Asia-Pacific Cooperation Agenda: Moving from Regional Cooperation Toward Global Leadership
Charles E. Morrison
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