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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 Russia Plays a Pragmatic Game on the Chinese Chess Board During APEC and EAS

Vitaly Kozyrev, Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, writes, “It seems that Moscow draws a line between its strategic competition with the U.S. in the European theater and in Asia, where the Kremlin seeks to prevent the monopolization of its foreign policy by China.” Read more...


Shinzo Abe’s Struggle in the Indian Ocean Region

Tomoko Kiyota, Resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS, explains that “Shinzo Abe’s strategy in the Indian Ocean region and South Asia seems to be a good way to offset the stagnation of Japan’s diplomacy in East Asia. His success will depend on whether the Japanese people can understand his goals and how cooperative they are.” Read more...

499 India’s Joint Andaman and Nicobar Command is a Failed Experiment

Anit Mukherjee, Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, explains that “Not only has [the Andaman and Nicobar Joint Command] failed to usher in more joint commands, but the experience might be cited by those within the military community who are opposed to [such cooperation].” Read more...

499 Modi’s Canberra Visit: Continuing the Momentum

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, explains that “there is a new outlook on bilateral relations, with a growing bipartisan support emerging in Australia for closer ties with India and New Delhi shedding its old thinking about Canberra as an appendage to Washington.” 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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