Mobilizing the Pacific Diaspora: A Key Component of Disaster Resilience

Siautu Alefaio writes that when disasters strike in the Pacific, the response from overseas Pacific-Indigenous communities is often quicker and more effective than governments or aid agencies.

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How Are We Doing in the US-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific?

Hear Dr. Satu Limaye examine the status of the US in the ongoing US-China competition, based on his June 2020 testimony to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Global Civil Rights Activists Find Their Collective Voice

In an EWC Seminars Live webinar, an international panel of activists discusses how a new generation is fighting against inequality across the globe.

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Hawai'i Coronavirus Lockdown

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Is North Korea Entering a Dangerous New Period of Brinkmanship?

South Koreans watch a newscast of Kim Jong-un.Following the reported killing of a South Korean official, observer Marcus Noland writes: "While the horrifying particulars could not be foreseen, the notion that North Korea would engage in provocations in the run-up to the US election was entirely predictable. What remains to be seen is whether the provocations will dramatically grow afterward."

Can TikTok Weather the Storm?

American flag and Tik-Tok logoAdjunct Senior Fellow Eric Harwit, who studies telecom industries in China, tells Los Angeles Times tech reporter Wendy Leean EWC media program alum herself - that part of the reason foreign governments, especially the United States, are targeting TikTok “is because of the global competition for these technologies.” ...more...

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