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The East-West Center in Washington enhances US engagement and dialogue with the Asia-Pacific region through access to the programs and expertise of the Center and policy relevant research, publications and outreach activities.

 


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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-Asia Pacific relations at the national, state, and local levels.

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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. 


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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.


Recent Education and Exchange Activites

University of Southern California and Singapore Management University students with H.E. Ashok Mirpuri, Singaporean Ambassador to the United States. Image: Michael Vest PhotographyOn May 18, 2017, the East-West Center in Washington hosted students from the University of Southern California and Singapore Management University for a discussion on US-ASEAN relations. The students also attended the launch of the newest version of ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2017.

Left to right: H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Satu Limaye, and H.E. Rento L.P. Marsudi, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia.On May 5, 2017, the East-West Center in Washington hosted a policy dialogue in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to discuss US-Indonesia relations. H.E. Rento L.P. Marsudi, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, gave opening remarks.

 

Left to right: Dr. Satu Limaye and H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia.On April 5, 2017, the East-West Center in Washington hosted a roundtable in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to discuss US-Indonesia relations. H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia, gave opening remarks.

Left to right (starting at the back): Dr. Satu Limaye, Japan Global Initiative President Masakazu Watanuki, and students.On March 10, 2017, the East-West Center in Washington hosted a small delegation of students from the Japan Global Initiative (JGI), which "supports to enhance global leadership and management through the international programs based on interdependent collaboration." The students, along with JGI President Masakazu Watanuki, met with East-West Center in Washington Director Dr. Satu Limaye to discuss US-Japan relations.

Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington and Indonesian Parliament Member Dave Laksono. Image: Karen Mascarinas, Research Intern, East-West Center in Washington On February 8, 2017, the East-West Center in Washington held an invite-only, off-the-record discussion with Mr. Dave Laksono, a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the Indonesian Parliament. Mr. Laksono exchanged views on current developments in Indonesia and the future of United States-Indonesian relations during the President Trump administration. Mr. Laksono is a member of the Republic of Indonesia’s House of Representatives and serves on the legislative body’s Commission I overseeing Defense, Foreign and Information issues. Mr. Laksono is a member of the Golkar Party and represents a constituency in West Java (the largest province in Indonesia).