Selected Publications on Governance, Security, and Justice by East-West Center Authors


East-West Center Series

Asia Pacific Bulletin


Roy, Denny (2018). How America can meet China's challenge. The National Interest. 25 April 2018.

Woods, Kevin (2018). Rubber out of the ashes: Locating Chinese agribusiness investments in "armed sovereignties" in the Myanmar-Chinese borderlands. Territory, Politics, Governance. Forthcoming special issue: Grounding China’s Global Integration. DOI: 10.1080/21622671.2018.1460276.


Corell, Robert W., Jong Deong Kim, Yoon Hyong Kim, and Oran R. Young (Eds.) (2017). The Arctic in world affairs: A North Pacific dialogue on building capacity for a sustainable Arctic in a changing global order. Busan, Republic of Korea: Korea Maritime Institute; and Honolulu, Hawaii: East-West Center.

Pardesi, Manjeet S. (2017). American global primacy and the rise of India. AsiaPacific Issues No. 129.  Honolulu:  East-West Center.

Roy, Denny (2017). Prospects for Taiwan maintaining its autonomy under Chinese pressure. Asian Survey. 57(6): 1135–58.

Roy, Denny (2017). Misunderstanding North Korea. AsiaPacific Issues No. 133. Honolulu: East-West Center.


Ascher, William, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, and John M. Heffron, eds. (2016). The evolution of development thinking: Governance, economics, assistance, and security. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

McCarthy, Stephen (2016). Land tenure security and policy tensions in Myanmar (Burma). AsiaPacific Issues No. 127.  Honolulu: East-West Center.

Mistry, Dinshaw (2016). Aligning unevenly: India and the United States. Policy Sutdies No. 74. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Palmer, Emma, and Christoph Sperfeldt (2016).  International criminal justice and Southeast Asia:  Approaches to ending impunity for mass atrocities. AsiaPacific Issues No. 126.  Honolulu:  East-West Center.

Roy, Denny (2016). Meeting the Chinese challenge to the regional order. Asian Politics & Policy. 8(1): 193–206.

Roy, Denny (2016). The United States and the South China Sea: Front line of hegemonic tension?” In Ian Storey and Cheng-Yi Lin, eds. The South China Sea dispute: Navigating diplomatic and strategic tensions. Singapore: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute.

Sperfeldt, Christoph, Melanie Hyde, and Mychelle Balthazard (2016). Voices for reconciliation: Assessing media outreach and survivor engagement for Case 002 at the Khmer Rouge trials. Honolulu: East-West Center and WSDHANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice.


Asia Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) (2015). Building democratic institutions, norms, and practices. Regional Workshop on Political Transitions and Cross‐Border Governance Policy Brief 1. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Asia Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) (2015). Realizing expectations for social and economic opportunities. Regional Workshop on Political Transitions and Cross‐Border Governance Policy Brief 2. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Asia Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) (2015). Addressing internal conflicts and cross-border governance. Regional Workshop on Political Transitions and Cross‐Border Governance Policy Brief 3. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Brunner, Jessica (2015). Inaccurate numbers, inadequate policies: Enhancing data to evaluate the prevalence of human trafficking in ASEAN. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Cohen, David, and Leigh-Ashley Lipscomb (2015). Justice at the crossroads. IPAC Report No. 22. Jakarta: Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict.

Cohen, David, Melanie Hyde, and Penelope Van Tuyl, with Stephanie Fung (2015). A Well-reasoned opinion? Critical analysis of the first case against the alleged senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Lowry, Kem, Roland Fuchs, and Keith Bettinger (2015). Urban climate change adaptation and resilience—A training manual. Honolulu: AECOM, East-West Center, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Roy, Denny (2015). China and America: The disputes also matter. The National Interest. Aug. 30, 2015.

Roy, Denny (2015). China Is playing offense, not defense, in the South China Sea. The Diplomat, June 4, 2015.

Roy, Denny (2015). China wins the gray zone by default. PacNet No. 60. Honolulu: Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies; reprinted as China's strategy to undermine the U.S. in Asia: Win in the 'gray zone,' The National Interest, Sept. 18, 2015.

Roy, Denny (2015). Collision course: The looming U.S.-China showdown over Taiwan. The National Interest online, Feb. 21, 2015.

Roy, Denny (2015). New PRC South China Sea bases no excuse to ‘relax.’ The Diplomat, Apr. 30, 2015.

Roy, Denny (2015). Sorry, China: You can’t have it both ways on North Korea. The National Interest blog, Jan. 28, 2015.

Roy, Denny (2015). The impossible price of a U.S.-China grand bargain: Dumping Taiwan. The National Interest. June 24, 2015; reprinted as Trading away Taiwan is no bargain for the USA. PacNet No. 37. Honolulu: Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Roy, Denny (2015). Xi Jinping's two-pronged strategy too ambitious? The Straits Times (Singapore), June 22, 2015.

Young, Oran R., Jong Deog Kim, and Yoon Hyung Kim, eds. (2015). The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific dialogue on the Arctic in the wider world. North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings. Seoul: Korea Maritime Institute and East-West Center.


Hyde, Melanie, Emma Palmer, and Sarah Williams (2014). Transformative reparations for sexual and gender-based violence at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): Reflections, recommendations and next steps. Report of a Workshop held on 28 November 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A publication of the Australian Human Rights Centre and the Asian International Justice Initiative.

Sperfeldt, Christoph (2014). Broadcasting justice: Media outreach at the Khmer Rouge trials. Asia Pacific Issues No. 115. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Roy, Denny (2014). Don’t overstate Japan 'danger.' Japan Times, Oct. 17, 2014.

Roy, Denny (2014). Mainland China’s contradictory security strategy. Defense Security Brief (Taiwan). 4(2): 7-10, 2014.

Roy, Denny (2014). Taiwan: A status upgrade is now affordable. The Diplomat, Oct. 3, 2014.

Roy, Denny (2014). U.S.-China relations and the western Pacific. The Diplomat, Jan. 16, 2014.

Roy, Denny, with Brad Glosserman (2014). A new model of (old) leadership in China. PacNet No. 59. Honolulu: Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies.


Cheema, G. Shabbir, ed. (2013). Democratic local governance: Reforms and innovations in Asia. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Roy, Denny (2013). Return of the dragon: Rising China and regional security. New York: Columbia University Press.

Roy, Denny (2013). The problem with premature appeasement. Survival. 55(3): 183-202.


Fuchs, Roland, Mary Conran, and Elizabeth Louis (2011). Climate change and Asia’s coastal urban cities: Can they meet the challenge? Environment and Urbanization Asia 2(1): 13–28.


Cheema, G. Shabbir, and Vesselin Popovski, eds. (2010). Building trust in government: Innovations in governance reform in Asia.  Tokyo:  United Nations University Press.

Cheema, G. Shabbir, and Vesselin Popovski, eds. (2010). Engaging civil society: Emerging trends in democratic governance. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Cheema, G. Shabbir, Christopher A. McNally, and Vesselin Popovski, eds. (2010). Cross-border governance in Asia: Regional issues and mechanisms. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Clark, Allen (2010). The changing nature of urban risk. In Workshop on urban risk. Taipei: Tapei Disaster Management Center.

Cohen, David (2010). ASEAN’s Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and civil society initiatives in Southeast Asia. Asia Pacific Bulletin No. 51. Washington, DC: East-West Center.

Fuchs, Roland (2010). Cities at risk: Asia's coastal cities in an age of climate change. AsiaPacific Issues no. 96. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Lipscomb, Leigh-Ashley (2010). Beyond the truth: Can reparations move peace and justice forward in Timor-Leste? AsiaPacific Issues No. 93. Honolulu: East-West Center.


Kelsall, Michelle Staggs (2009). The new ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Toothless tiger or tentative first step? AsiaPacific Issues No. 90. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Kelsall, Michelle Staggs, Mary Kristerie A. Baleva, Aviva Nababan, Vineath Chou, Rachel Guo, Caroline Ehlert, Sovannith Nget, and Savornt Pheak (2009). Lessons learned from the "Duch" trial: A comprehensive review of the first case before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Report produced by the Asian International Justice Initiative's KRT Trial Monitoring Group.


Popovski, Vesselin, G. Shabbir Cheema, Cameron Lowry, and Mark Notaras (2008). Governance through civil society engagement in Asia. Policy Brief No. 7. Tokyo: United Nations University.


Cohen, David (2006). Indifference and accountability: The United Nations and the politics of international justice in East Timor. Special Report No. 9. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Cohen, David (2006). ‘Justice on the cheap’ revisited: The failure of the serious crimes trials in East Timor. AsiaPacific Issues No. 80. Honolulu: East-West Center.


Santos, Soliman M., Jr. (2005). Delays in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front: Causes and prescriptions. East-West Center Washington Working Papers, No. 3. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.


Bovingdon, Gardner (2004). Autonomy in Xinjiang: Han nationalist imperatives and Uyghur discontent. Policy Studies, No. 11. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.

Carlson, Allen (2004). Beijing's Tibet policy: Securing sovereignty and legitimacy. Policy Studies, No. 4. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.

McGibbon, Rodd (2004). Secessionist challenges in Aceh and Papua: Is special autonomy the solution? Policy Studies, No. 10. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.

McGibbon, Rodd (2004). Plural society in peril: Migration, economic change, and the Papua conflict. Policy Studies, No. 13. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.

Millward, James (2004). Violent separatism in Xinjiang: A critical assessment. Policy Studies, No. 6. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.

Rabgey, Tashi, and Tseten Wangchuk Sharlho (2004). Sino-Tibetan dialogue in the post-Mao era: Lessons and prospects. Policy Studies, No. 12. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.

Sukma, Rizal (2004). Security operations in Aceh: Goals, consequences, and lessons. Policy Studies, No. 3. Washington, D.C.: East-West Center.


Cohen, David (2002). Seeking justice on the cheap: Is the East Timor tribunal really a model for the future? AsiaPacific Issues No. 61. Honolulu: East-West Center.