Analysis Overview


Mega-FTAs and the Trade-Security Nexus: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) (publication)

Mega-Regionalism--New Challenges for Trade and Innovation (conference papers)

Re-Naming the Waters: 'Southeast Asia Sea' or 'South Sea'? (commentary)

UN Expert Group on Policy Responses to Low Fertility (19 policy briefs)

Implications of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (policy brief) cited by the Philippine Supreme Court in its January 12 ruling on the Agreement

2016 Presidential Candidates On Asia (on-line resource)

Women and Leadership Around the World (publication)

El Niño Strengthens in the Pacific: Preparing for the Impacts of Drought (publication )

Factsheets: El Niño Impacts by Island and Sector (available for download)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership


Asia Matters for America: interactive website with analysis, data, and reporting on the importance of Asia to the United States at national, state, and local levels

Presentation Videos: videos presenting analysis of critical issues in the US-Asia-Pacific region

Pacific Islands Report: daily news, analysis, and commentary from across Oceania

Publications: many available for free in PDF format

Featured Research Initiatives

  • Trade and Innovation within Global Networks: Transforming US-Asia Economic Relations

    Research focuses on three areas: (1) Mega-regionalism—new challenges for trade and innovation; (2) China’s innovation policy and its impact on economic relations with the US; and (3) Innovation and trade policies and corporate strategies in India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Malaysia, all major exporters of information and communications technology.

  • Policy Responses to Low Fertility: An International Comparative Study

    The East-West Center led a collaborative study to improve understanding of fertility decline in 18 highly developed countries around the world and to consider the implications for policies and programs in such areas as education, labor markets, pension systems, and healthcare.

  • Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI)

    AIJI works with national and regional partners to promote understanding of international fair-trial standards and accountability for human-rights violators through programs on the rule of law, human-rights education, and capacity building.