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EWC Announces Suzanne Vares-Lum as Next President

The former US Army general will become the first woman and first Native Hawaiian to lead the Center when she succeeds Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke at the end of the year.

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Predicting Allies’ Choices in an Era of US-China Competition

At a recent webinar, EWC Fellow Dr. Victor Cha discussed his model for predicting how allied nations would react to competing demands for allegiance by Beijing and Washington.

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New Podcast on Pacific Leaders Launched

The first episode of Pacific Leaders Today podcast series featuring an interview with PILP alum and Chief of Staff to the President of Palau, Landisang Kotaro, is now streaming

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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.

Afghanistan’s Women ‘At Grave Risk’

Afghan refugees in Indonesia pray with other women for the safety of friends and relatives back in Afghanistan. Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images
Afghan refugees in Indonesia pray with other women for the safety of friends and relatives back in Afghanistan.
Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images

With the Taliban back in power Afghanistan, the international community must step up to protect women's rights in the country, according to panelists at a recent EWC webinar. ...more...

Bridging the Digital Divide

Wifi on Wheels mobile connectivity van. Photo Credit State of Hawai‘i
Wifi on Wheels mobile connectivity van. Photo Credit: State of Hawai‘i

The Broadband Hui, a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals in Hawaiʻi, has been working to find innovative solutions to ease technological inequities that have worsened in the pandemic. ...more...

The Uncertain New Geopolitics of Afghanistan

British and American forces work to evacuate civilians from Kabul amid the Taliban takeover. Photo: MoD Crown Copyright via Getty Images

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

EWC Expert: No Attack on Taiwan, For Now

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Photo: See-ming Lee, Creative Commons

China’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.

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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