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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

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.

Registration for this program is now closed. It will be webcast LIVE starting at 12:00PM EDT on April 23. Click HERE to join the live stream.

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 Australia's Gains in Northeast Asia Pave the Way for Obama's Trip

Hayley Channer, Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center in Washington and Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), explains that “With Australia’s gains in Northeast Asia and perhaps a greater sense of optimism about the contributions of US allies, the atmosphere is ripe for Obama to make additional gains.” Read more...

499 Japan's Domestic Politics Prior to President Obama's Visit

Chihiro Okawa, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kanagawa University, explains that “Looking ahead to President Obama’s visit, Abe knows that the economy is his number one domestic priority and clearly Japan’s economic revival and reform are also issues of interest to the United States.” Read more...

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...


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