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Illegal Fishing Replacing Piracy to Become Top Maritime Security Risk

Read our two-part series on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activity, worth an estimated $23.5 billion annually, and and the global effort to combat it.

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Congratulations Maria Ressa!

Acclaimed Philippines journalist and EWC media honoree recognized with 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous dedication to free speech.

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The Uncertain New Geopolitics of Afghanistan

The latest East-West Wire examines the United States' chaotic departure from Afghanistan and countries cautious stances towards the new Taliban government.

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EWC Expert: No Attack on Taiwan, For Now


Chinese military jet taxis near a traditional junk boatChina’s recent stepped-up air aggression is more about psychological pressure, posturing, and domestic politics, Dr. Denny Roy tells Hawai‘i Public Radio. And with Xi Jinping facing reappointment to a new term as leader next year, it's to his advantage to act threatening but not to risk an actual attack. Click to listen.
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New Report Assesses Shortcomings of Indonesia’s Regional Anti-Corruption Courts

Report cover imageA new report published by the Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeIP) and the East-West Center (EWC) has affirmed the widely held public perception that Indonesia’s regional Anti-Corruption Courts are not living up to the standard previously set by a well-regarded single national court before the system was expanded to more than 30 regional capitals in 2009. ...more...

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