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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Indo-Pacific SeminarsMay 29: Malaysia’s First Defense White Paper Seeks to Navigate Great Power Competition and Other Security Challenges featuring Ms. Ivy Kwek, Special Functions Officer to Deputy Minister, Ministry of Defence, Malaysia, and Dr. Satu P. Limaye (Moderator), Vice President, East-West Center & Director, East-West Center in Washington. (12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.) - A light luncheon will be served. This seminar will be off-the-record.


Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia

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The Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia initiative is an interactive, online resource for credible and nonpartisan information, graphics, analysis, and news on US-Indo-Pacific relations at the national, state, and local levels. | ASEAN | Australia | India | Japan | Korea

Asia Pacific Bulletin analyses focus on policy-relevant Asia Pacific developments and US-Asia relations and are 1000 words in length. APBs are designed to provide insights, information, and perspective for the busy professional or policymaker. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center.

Recently, the Asia Pacific Bulletin has featured series that focus on a particular theme/topic with multiple authors weighing in. View them below:

Perspectives on North Korea

Oceania in 2018

Economic Change and Domestic Politics in Asia

The New Environment for Malaysia


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North Korea in the World is a joint pilot project of the East-West Center and the National Committee on North Korea. It was created to provide researchers, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with easily-accessible information on the external diplomatic and economic relations of North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK). The project aims to collect data from across a wide variety of sources, and to provide context to help its users better understand this data.It also takes a close look at the relationship between North and South Korea, providing data and analysis on topics ranging from inter-Korean trade relations, to the resettlement of North Korean refugees in South Korea, to the frequency and subjects of inter-Korean dialogue.