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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. AsiaMattersforAmerica.org | ASEAN | Japan | Korea | Australia


Upcoming Events

April 23: BOOK LAUNCH: Asia in Washington: How Washington is Changing and How Asian Nations Respond featuring Dr. Kent E. Calder, Johns Hopkins SAIS. (12:00pm-1:30pm) - A light luncheon will be served.


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 Moving ASEAN-US Security Relations to a New Level?

Mary Fides Quintos and Joycee Teodoro, both Foreign Affairs Research Specialists at the Philippines Foreign Service Institute, explain that “The message is that the United States views ASEAN as a central and strategic player, not only in the US rebalance to Asia but more importantly in the building of a strong and credible regional security architecture for the Asia-Pacific.” Read more...


499 China's Dilemma in the Ukraine Crisis

Sheng Ding, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, explains that “What is currently unfolding in Ukraine is a multifaceted political disaster for the communist government in China.”Read more...


499 Mongolian Foreign Relations Surge Indicates New Activist Agenda for 2014

Alicia Campi, President of the US-Mongolia Advisory Group, explains that “It is quite evident that in 2014 Mongolian President Elbegdorj, who labels himself the ‘President to Bridge Mongolia to the World,’ will continue his diplomatic offensive and overseas travels.” Read more...


499 The New Vietnamese Vocabulary for Foreign and Defense Relations

Lewis M. Stern, former Director for Southeast Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense 2002 – 2008, explains that “Decision-makers in Hanoi and Washington now need to determine what it will take to move the relationship from the status of a ‘comprehensive partnership’ conferred during President Truong Tan Sang’s 2013 visit to a new ‘strategic partnership.’” 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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