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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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Asia Studies Fellowships 

The East-West Center in Washington is now accepting applications for the 2015 Asia Studies Fellowship Program. The fellowship finances three and six month residencies in Washington, D.C., for scholars and analysts to conduct research on topics of relevence to contemporary US-Asia policy. Applications are due APRIL 15, 2015.

Visit our Visiting Fellowships page for more information.

Upcoming Events 

April 7: “U.S.-Japan Ties: Image and Reality" Celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII  featuring Dan Bob, Director for Programs, Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center; Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington; Amb. Thomas Schieffer, former US Ambassador to Japan; Hiroyuki Akita, Editorial & Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Shimbun; and Admiral (ret.) Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa Peace Foundation. (9:00am - 2:00pm).

April 16: The Institutional Origins of Communal Violence: Indonesia's Transition from Authoritarian Rule featuring Yuhki Tajima , Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University . (12:00pm - 1:30pm) - A light luncheon will be served.

Recent Publications

The Asia Matters for America Initiative and US-Asia Relations 

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.

Searching for the “Strategic” in the UK-Japan “New Type of Alliance”

Philip Shetler-Jones, Brussels-based security consultant, explains that “important policy and strategic developments unfolding in 2015 will test the rhetoric and indicate whether the UK and Japan’s relationship has the potential to produce something like a ‘new type of alliance’." Read more...

An Emerging 3rd Pillar in Asian Architecture? AIIB and Other China-led Initiatives

Cheng-Chwee Kuik, Associate Professor, Strategic Studies and International Relations at the National University of Malaysia, explains that “the emerging institutional pole is China-centered [and] anchored on remuneration-calculated and identity-based ‘common security’.” Read more...

A Little Help from Our Friends: Security Partnerships and the Rebalance

Marvin Ott, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and Julia Allen, strategic studies major at Johns Hopkins University, explain that “the Rebalance will be unsustainable without heavy reliance on tangible expressions of regional support [from critical partners] Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore.” Read more...

Anchors and Antidotes: The Japan-Australia Strategic Partnership

Malcolm Cook, senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and Thomas Wilkins, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, explain that “The rapid development of the Japan-Australia security partnership over the last decade and into the future is anchored in their respective alliance relationships with the United States and support for US regional leadership.” 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.