share

The East-West Wire is a news, commentary, and analysis service provided by the East-West Center in Honolulu. Any part or all of the Wire content may be used by media with attribution to the East-West Center or the person quoted. To receive the East-West Center Wire articles via email, subscribe here.

 

For links to all East-West Center media programs, fellowships and services, see www.eastwestcenter.org/journalists.

 

Current East-West Wire

 

  • By Marcus Noland HONOLULU (Feb. 5, 2019)—For more than 70 years, Japan has prospered in a US-led global order. Today, however, there is a perception that the tenets of US foreign policy are changing, implying that Japan will have to take greater...
  • By Kevin M. Woods HONOLULU (Jan 29, 2019)—Myanmar’s natural resources are intertwined with a long history of armed conflict. The country’s teak forests first enticed the British during the colonial period. Then, leading up to and after independence...
  • By Eric Harwit HONOLULU (Jan. 11, 2019)—China is moving rapidly away from relying on foreign communications technologies toward developing its own innovative formats, and new homegrown applications are flourishing. One of the most successful is the...
  • By Marcus Noland HONOLULU (Jan. 8, 2019)—While there is little doubt that trade policy under the Trump administration is protectionist, there is uncertainty about the administration’s goals and how far it is willing to push confrontational tactics...
  • By Marcus Noland HONOLULU (Dec. 21, 2018)—After a nuclear weapons test and multiple intercontinental ballistic missile tests in 2017, this past year witnessed a significant shift in North Korea’s diplomatic posture, reflecting an apparent...
  • By East-West Center HONOLULU (Nov. 1, 2018)—How do the world’s two premier information-technology ecosystems—Silicon Valley and China—compete? How do they cooperate? And how has their relationship changed over the years? In an annual China Town...
  • By East-West Center HONOLULU (Oct. 24, 2018)—China’s astonishing rise over the past few decades, both in terms of economic growth and international influence, represents the most fundamental shift in the global balance of power in more than a...
  • By Choong Yong Ahn HONOLULU (Oct. 10, 2018)—The rapid growth of many East and Southeast Asian economies has been fueled primarily by exports to the United States and other economies outside the region. Trade within the region has been secondary....
  • By Kaspar Hurni and Jefferson Fox HONOLULU (Sept. 19, 2018)—Over the past 50 years, the mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia has witnessed a dramatic expansion of commercialized agriculture. The emphasis has been on tree-based cash crops...
  • By Dr. Il SaKong SEOUL (Aug. 23, 2018)—The most urgent challenge for Korea today is how to properly adapt to the rapidly developing 4th industrial revolution and to gain competitive edge. As we all know, this paradigm shift affects not just doing...
  • By Dr. Seok-Hyun Hong  SEOUL (Aug. 23, 2018)—Looking back over the last year, the state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula have been more dynamic than any TV drama. When tensions were at their highest at the end of 2017, it seemed we were on...
  • By Jefferson Fox, Jean Christophe Castella, and Kaspar Hurni HONOLULU (Aug. 15, 2018)—Across Southeast Asia, traditional agriculture is giving way to the commercial production of high-value cash crops. And one of the most important of these new cash...
  • By Kevin Woods HONOLULU (Aug. 8, 2018)—The borderlands between Myanmar and China are mountainous and blanketed in forests. The region is inhabited by diverse populations of ethnic minorities who practice shifting cultivation, moving between small...
  • SINGAPORE (June 28, 2018)—From the Himalayas to the Korean DMZ to the South China Sea, the balance of power in Asia appears to be shifting. But beneath the rhetoric, have the fundamentals really changed? At the 2018 EWC International Media...
  • SINGAPORE (June 27, 2018)—Everybody worries about the “fake news” phenomenon, but what can actually be done about it? A panel representing public policymakers, traditional media, tech companies, and academia examined options for combating such...
  • SINGAPORE (June 26, 2018)—Ongoing problems with revenue in the Internet age, rebuilding public trust and better learning to utilize new technology topped concerns for the future of news expressed by panelists at the opening session of the East-West...
  • By Denny Roy HONOLULU (May 6, 2018)—In late 2017, a US preventive military strike on North Korean territory, which risked escalating into a new Korean War, looked likely. Washington had led a campaign, most importantly including China, to squeeze...
  • By Dieter Ernst HONOLULU (May 1, 2018)—Scientists and engineers have been developing artificial intelligence, or AI, applications for more than 60 years. These are computer programs that mimic human cognitive functions such as learning or problem...
  • By Charles E. Morrison HONOLULU (April 12, 2018)—Who has a say about how the Arctic is developed and how its resources are used and protected? The question is complicated because the Arctic is of global significance, but there are only five...
  • By Allen L. Clark HONOLULU (April 6, 2018)—Deep-sea exploration projects have identified valuable mineral deposits across the Pacific—both in the open ocean under international jurisdiction and in the territorial waters of several Pacific Island...

Pages