Featured Publication Series


The East-West Center sponsors or publishes several series, from short papers to books, addressing current issues in the Asia Pacific region. These publications reflect rigorous and critical analysis of key regional issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the U.S.

Visit the home page of each series for more information about the series and for submission guidelines for authors.

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Asia Pacific Bulletin

The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), produced by the East-West Center in Washington, is always two pages or less, designed for the busy professional or policymaker to capture the essence of dialogue and debate on issues of concern in US-Asia relations.

Policy Studies

Policy Studies presents original research on pressing economic and political policy challenges for governments and industry across Asia, and for the region's relations with the United States. Written for the policy and business communities, academics, journalists, and the informed public, the peer-reviewed publications in this series provide new policy insights and perspectives based on extensive fieldwork and rigorous scholarship.

AsiaPacific Issues

Papers in the AsiaPacific Issues series address topics of broad interest and significant impact relevant to current and emerging policy debates. These eight-page, peer-reviewed papers are accessible to readers outside the author’s discipline.

Pacific Islands Policy

Pacific Islands Policy examines critical issues, problems, and opportunities that are relevant to the Pacific Islands region. The series is intended to influence the policy process, affect how people understand a range of contemporary Pacific issues, and help fashion solutions. A central aim of the series is to encourage scholarly analysis of economic, political, social, and cultural issues in a manner that will advance common understanding of current challenges and policy responses.

Pacific Islands Brief

The Pacific Islands Brief series seeks to stimulate discussion by providing concise overviews of contemporary issues in the Pacific Islands region. It is available exclusively in electronic format.

East-West Center Working Papers

The prepublication works of the East-West Center Working Papers series are written by EWC staff and Visiting Fellows. These papers are published in subseries such as Innovation and Economic Growth; Politics, Governance, and Security; Environment, Population, and Health; Pacific Islands Development; and the EWC in Washington Working Papers series.