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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.

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Upcoming Events

July 29: Great Expectations? Assessing US-India Strategic Relations featuring Dr. Dinshaw Mistry, University of Cincinnati, and Dr. Stephen P. Cohen (Discussant) (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 Caveats for the Mongolia-ChinaStrategic Partnership

Mendee Jargalsaikhan, Asia Studies Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “From the Mongolian perspective, the strategic partnership with China is important across a number of areas, but there are caveats, especially concerning the economy, security, and culture.” Read more...

499 US Arms Sales to India

Dinshaw Mistry, Asia Studies Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “New Delhi’s defense procurements from the United States are worth a substantial $15 billion.” Read more...

499 Japan's Cabinet Seeks Changes to Its Peace Constitution -- Issues New "Interpretation" of Article Nine

Andrew L. Oros, Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “Nothing has yet been changed in Japanese law, and even if new laws are passed in the fall based on this cabinet statement, the agreement within the ruling coalition places substantial barriers on Japan exercising this right in the years to come.” Read more...

499 US Should Help Vietnam Counter China's Coercion

Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, explains that “China’s tailored coercion is aimed not just at its neighbors but also at the United States.” Read more...


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