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Recent Publications

The Asia Matters for America Initiative and US-Asia Relations 1448

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.

499 Eyes on the Prize? The Philippines-US Alliance and Defense Modernization

Julio S. Amador III, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines, explains that “The Philippines must not lose sight of the fact that the goal is to achieve credible defense and a sustainable modern military at par with its regional neighbors in ASEAN.” Read more...

499 Mongolian Participation in an Upgraded Eurasian Energy and Transport Grid

Alicia Campi, President of the US-Mongolia Advisory Group, explains that “[Mongolia] needs to expand transport infrastructure for its rich minerals to reach new Asian trade partners, so it is pursuing its own long-range strategy, to maximize benefit from and minimize the dangers of rapprochement between its two giant neighbors.” Read more... 

499 The United States: Still Singapore’s Indispensable Partner?

See Seng Tan, Deputy Director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore, explains that “despite Singapore’s proclivity to hedge, the United States remains the city-state’s default security choice should things go horribly wrong and well beyond the ability of Singapore’s armed forces to manage.” Read more...


Time to Get Serious about Regional Institution-Building in Asia

Kuniko Ashizawa, Adjunct Professor in the School of International Service at American University, explains that “Strong and inclusive regional institutions are key to a stable Asia, which Washington, in the face of multiple challenges across the globe, now desperately needs.” 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.

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