Analysis Overview


Re-Naming the Waters: 'Southeast Asia Sea' or 'South Sea'? (commentary)

UN Expert Group on Policy Responses to Low Fertility (19 policy briefs)

Implications of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (policy brief) cited by the Philippine Supreme Court in its January 12 ruling on the Agreement

2016 Presidential Candidates On Asia (on-line resource)

Women and Leadership Around the World (publication)

2015: A Year of US-China Competition and Cooperation (commentary)

El Niño Strengthens in the Pacific: Preparing for the Impacts of Drought (publication )

Factsheets: El Niño Impacts by Island and Sector (available for download)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership


Asia Matters for America: interactive website with analysis, data, and reporting on the importance of Asia to the United States at national, state, and local levels

Presentation Videos: videos presenting analysis of critical issues in the US-Asia-Pacific region

Pacific Islands Report: daily news, analysis, and commentary from across Oceania

Publications: many available for free in PDF format

Featured Research Initiatives

  • North Pacific Arctic Conference

    Beginning in 2011, participants representing the public sector, the private sector, and civil society have come to the East-West Center for an annual North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC). Each session of NPAC has drawn attention to a broad theme, and the papers presented are published every year in a series of proceedings on The Arctic in World Affairs.

  • Economic Development and Land-Use Change: Expansion of Cash Crops in Southeast Asia

    In collaboration with colleagues in Asia and the United States, scholars at the East-West Center have investigated a particularly dramatic case of land-use change: the conversion of traditional mixed farming to rubber plantations in the mountainous area of mainland Southeast Asia. Research focused on the implications of this conversion for the wellbeing of local farmers and for water and carbon dynamics in the region.

  • Rebalancing China’s Political Economy

    Research at the East-West Center focuses on China’s attempts to transition away from development based on extensive growth that relies on exports, low wages, and environmental exploitation to intensive growth driven by rising investment in new technologies, enhanced wages and skills, and improved worker and environmental protections.