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  • 2973 President Obama speaks to a youth gathering in Myanmar, Nov. 14, 2014. (White House photo)

     

    Priscilla Clapp, former U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Burma, writes in a new Asia Pacific Bulletin policy brief that "A return to sanctions and punitive policies would limit U.S. influence on the government just at the time when we have a unique array of policy measures and channels of communication for assisting and guiding the transition forward."

  • 2956 EWC Senior Fellow Dieter Ernst has put out a new study examining the objectives, strategy and implementation policies of China’s new push in semiconductor manufacturing and what they imply for the country’s prospects in this key industry. …more

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    Pacific Islands Development Program Co-Director Gerard Finin, who was part of a multinational mission to observe Fiji’s recent national election - its first since a military coup in 2006 – writes in a new commentary that coup leader Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama’s mandate to lead Fiji now represents a choice freely made by the electorate, an important watershed that has resulted in Australia and U.S. lifting sanctions and the Commonwealth group of nations reinstating Fiji to full membership. ...more...

  • 2915 In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none at all – leading to older populations and widespread concern about declining tax revenues, higher spending on pensions and health care, and possibly economic decline. But a new National Transfer Accounts study from the East-West Center and UC Berkeley has found that in much of the world, including the United States and much of Europe, it can actually pay to have fewer children. ...more...

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    In his keynote address at the recent 2014 EWC/EWCA International Conference in Okinawa, Center President Charles E. Morrison spoke of an East-West Center that now needs to look ahead and consider its course forward - a future that he said "will not be determined by one person, but by many voices." More than 300 EWC alumni, friends and colleagues gathered at the conference Sept. 17-19. (View a photo gallery.)

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