President David Panuelo Visits East-West Center

The President of the Federated States of Micronesia visited the East-West Center on July 19 and met with the Center’s president and the director of the Pacific Islands Development Program.

ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN, fifth edition
Fifth Edition of ASEAN Matters for America has Launched

The EWC in Washington, US-ASEAN Business Council, and ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute launched the fifth edition of the ASEAN Matter for America publication on July 21.

Residents inspect damage following recent airstrikes in Gaza.
Reporting on Cross-Border Disputes Poses Special Dangers

In a recent webinar, journalists who cover long-simmering enmities between neighboring countries discussed facing political pressure, disinformation, and threats to their safety.

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EWC Pandemic Response

EWC coronavirus response info graphicThe East-West Center is following local public health orders currently in effect. Public access to our facilities is suspended, and all EWC in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. EWC housing is open only to current residents and incoming students. More info here.

'Water Grabbing' on the Mekong

Cambodian man sitting on convrete dam on the Mekong River.
A Cambodian man sits on a Mekong River dam where his home used to stand. Photo: Jason South/Fairfax Media via Getty Images.

As dam-building projects continue to proliferate along Southeast Asia’s vital Mekong River, experts in a recent online discussion panel agreed that the area is fast becoming overloaded with them, dredging up far-reaching issues ranging from international friction and industry “water grabs” to widespread ecological disasters and the growing impacts of climate change. ...more...

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