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    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.”

  • 3029 At a workshop presented by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Freedom House at the East-West Center on December 8-9, U.S. and Japanese experts gathered to exchange views on each country’s approach to democracy support and to draw up a roadmap for closer collaboration.

  • 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...

  • 3016 From October 17-20, 38 Pakistani journalists from across the country gathered in Islamabad to reflect and strategize on the future of media in Pakistan at the National Alumni Conference for the East-West Center’s Deepening Democracy through Media in Pakistan project. The four year project (2011-2014), funded by the US Embassy in Islamabad, was designed to promote free, fair and responsible media in Pakistan to help the country cope with the political and developmental challenges and to bridge the gaps in understanding between the United States and Pakistan. ...more...

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EWC Community Saddened by Sudden Passing of Larry Smith

3031 The East-West Center community has been saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former Education Director and longtime community supporter Larry Smith, who suffered a fatal heart attack  over the weekend, shortly after arriving in New Delhi to attend a conference. “It was a devastating shock to hear of Larry’s passing, since so many at the Center knew him as a dynamic and engaged supporter right up until his departure for India, ” said EWC President Charles E. Morrison. “During his decades as a staff member and in subsequent years as a key leader of the EWC support community, Larry embodied the East-West Center spirit of warmth and humanitarianism. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.” ...more...


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