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Current East-West Wire

 

  • Quick take: America’s allies are increasingly faced with competing demands for allegiance by Beijing and Washington on a range of security and economic issues. As competition intensifies, hedging—an attractive choice for many countries—becomes less...
  • A Hawai‘i collective works to ease technological inequities that have worsened in the pandemic Quick take: The COVID-19 pandemic has widened an already existing digital divide in Hawai‘i. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, lower income...
  • Weighing the hurdles Afghan women now face, and how the international community can respond Quick take: Speakers in a recent East-West Center panel agreed that the well-being of women in Afghanistan is at grave risk. It is imperative that the...
  • Experts highlight the scope of the threat in the Indo-Pacific region Part 1 of a 2-part series. Read part 2: The Global Battle Against Illicit Fishing Quick take: Research suggests that up to one in five fish is caught and sold illegally worldwide...
  • From high-tech detection to international enforcement treaties, the fight against rogue commercial fishing takes a planet. Part 2 of a 2-part series. Read part 1: Illegal Fishing Becoming Top Maritime Security Risk Quick take: Combating illicit...
  • Quick take: Pakistan, which “can’t afford not to engage,” will likely be the only country in the region to recognize Afghanistan’s new Taliban government in the near term. The Taliban’s professed openness to a more inclusive government has been...
  • Plastic waste crisis is impacting more people today than climate change, Asia-based advocate says   Quick take: With only 10 percent of plastic waste currently being recycled, an estimated two billion people are impacted each day by...
  • Speakers at the recent World Conservation Congress in France highlight cooperative efforts Quick take: With the Pacific Islands at the forefront of global climate impacts, speakers highlighted partnerships in the region designed to share resiliency...
  • Speakers call for greater emphasis on traditional knowledge Quick take: Panelists in a recent East-West Center online forum spoke about the need to apply knowledge amassed by Indigenous people over thousands of years to addressing climate change...
  • Quick take:     In a recent webinar, journalists who cover long-simmering enmities between neighboring countries discussed facing political pressure, entrenched attitudes of ethnic and religious animosity, lack of access to sources,...
  • Scholars urge a “revolution in human nature” while we still have a chance Quick take: If current approaches continue, humanity may reach an “ethical singularity,” when the window of opportunity to make ethically informed “course changes” in the...
  • A new report explores why millions of stateless people across Southeast Asia lack legal citizenship or identity Quick take: While some of Southeast Asia’s many stateless individuals are refugees or migrants, most are minorities in the countries of...
  • Leaders identify pandemic recovery, climate change, sustainable development as top priorities HONOLULU (June 13, 2021) – The leaders of 11 nations and territories across the Pacific have issued a group communiqué  following a two-day online...
  • Exploring the far-reaching impacts of ‘out of control’ dam construction along Southeast Asia’s lifeline A Cambodian man sits where his home used to be, before it was bulldozed to make way for the Sesan 2 dam in the Mekong basin. Photo: Jason...
  •   HONOLULU (May 26, 2021) -- For Pacific writers Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, art and activism are inseparable. But while creative expression can be an act of resistance in itself, both authors also see it as a powerful means of...
  •  Experts Weigh In on Emerging International Policy Issues Facing the Arctic Region An Inuit man gives his sled dogs a rest while looking over newly melted sea ice exposing the Arctic ocean. Photo: Justin Lewis/Getty Images HONOLULU (May 6, 2021...
  • Quick take: Attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise during the pandemic and may increase further as the country reopens. With close attention to the issue in the Biden administration and Congress, US Rep. Ted Lieu said the community...
  • By Jason Hung  Quick take: The Philippines, like many other developing countries, has few choices other than China for access to COVID-19 vaccines as wealthier nations scoop up supplies of more advanced Western vaccines. But this may come with...
  • By Denny Roy  EWC Senior Fellow  Many commentaries discuss a resurgent ideological struggle between China and the United States. Ideology plays a role in the current downturn in US-China relations, but it is easy to oversimplify or...
  • By Marcus Noland WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 9, 2020) -- After four years of “America First,” the incoming Biden administration faces a formidable task in reviving US economic diplomacy to address national and global challenges. But fortunately for...

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