East-West Center in Washington enhances US engagement and dialogue with the Asia-Pacific region through access to the programs and expertise of the Center and policy relevant research, publications and outreach activities, including those of the US Asia-Pacific Council.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Asia Studies Fellowships 

The East-West Center in Washington is now accepting applications for the 2016 Asia Studies Fellowship Program. The fellowship finances residencies from three and six month in Washington, D.C., for scholars and analysts to conduct research on topics of relevence to contemporary US-Asia policy. Applications are due JANUARY 1, 2016.

Visit our Visiting Fellowships page for more information.

Upcoming Events 

December 1: A New Phase of US-Japan Economic Cooperation: TPP, AIIB, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Architecture featuring Saori N. Katada, Visiting Fellow, East-West Center in Washington, H.E. Ira Shapiro (Keynote Speaker), President, Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, LLC, Murray Hiebert (Discussant ), Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS, Matthew P. Goodman (Discussant), William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS, and Troy Stangarone (Discussant), Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade, KEI . (12:30pm - 03:00pm) - A light luncheon will be served.

Recent Publications

The Asia Matters for America Initiative and US-Asia Relations 

Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East West Center in Washington, has written a article in the Winter 2013 edition of Education About Asia, a publication focusing on the "Cyber Asia and the New Media." In his article, "The Asia Matters for America Initiative and US-Asia Relations", Dr. Limaye explains the many educational uses of the Asia Matters for America initiative for both students and educators.

Mongolia Reassesses Foreign Policy Strategies After 25 Years of Democracy

Alicia Campi, President of the US-Mongolia Advisory Group, explains that “ex-communist Mongolia successfully reinvented itself as a free market, globally connected democratic nation that still has much to offer to its region.” Read more...

Implications for Southeast Asia of the New U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines

Bhubhindar Singh, Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, explains that “In light of the rising tensions in the South China Sea, the United States and Japan have strengthened cooperation to maintain regional stability and protect the security and economic interests of the regional states.” Read more...

PACOM’s Role in Sustaining Indo-Asia-Pacific Security

Paul Lushenko, Major in the US Army, and Jon Lushenko, Lieutenant Commander (sel) in the US Navy, explain that “PACOM needs to better resolve the tension between maintaining a credible deterrent and resolving human security challenges to sustain Indo-Asia-Pacific security.” Read more...

India-Japan-U.S. Trilateral Dialogue Gains Additional Traction

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Sylvia Mishra, Senior and Junior Fellows at the Observer Research Foundation, respectively, explain that “The growing convergence of regional and global interests of the U.S., Japan, and India on issues such as Indian Ocean and the evolving Asian security order is clearly driving the trilateral dialogue.” Read more...

The East-West Center is proud to participate in the 38 North Network, a new and distinctive website, established at the U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, which provides a new forum for informed commentary and discussion on DPRK- (North Korea) related issues.