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392 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.

Asia Matters for America is an interactive, online hub to explore the importance of Asia to the United States. | ASEAN | Japan | Korea | Australia

Upcoming Events

November 4: The Asian Development Bank: A Progress Report featuring Ambassador Robert “Skipp” Orr, U. S. Executive Director, Asian Development Bank (12:00pm - 01:30pm)

November 5: The Evolution of India's Strategic Culture and U.S.-India Ties featuring Mr. Sarang Shidore , Visiting Scholar, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin (02:30pm - 04:00pm) 


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 Asia’s Importance, China’s Expansion and U.S. Strategy: What Should Be Done?

Robert Sutter, Professor at George Washington University, states that the Obama government’s “posture has been reactive, vacillating between periodic strident statements against Chinese coercive behavior and muting disputes in the lead up to the November 2014 meetings.” Read more...


America's Aging Society Problem: A Look to Japan for Lessons on Prevention

Ender Ricart, Japan Studies Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “If we look to Japan as an example, America could benefit from enacting like-minded policies that target and empower older adults aged 65 and over to make lifestyle choices that will prevent behaviorally caused diseases.” Read more...

499 US-India Relations After the Modi Visit

Rajesh Rajagopalan, Professor of International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, explains that “there has been a refreshing change on the Indian side in being willing to openly declare India’s key strategic interests.” Read more...

499 What Place for the Asia-Pacific in French Global Strategy?

Arnaud Leveau, Research Fellow at the ASEAN Studies Center (ASC) at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, explains that “it is in the French interest to support and encourage the stabilizing role of the United States in the Asia Pacific, especially to guarantee freedom of navigation at sea and of overflight.” 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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