Analysis Overview

Recent Analysis

A Changing Climate and Its Implications for Health and Migration in the Pacific: Examples from the Marshalls, by Laura Brewington, East-West Center

ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN, East-West Center in Washington

Hun Sen's Mistake? The Domestic Political Ramifications of His Chinese Shelter, by Charles Dunst, East-West Center in Washington

Landscape Conservation in a Changing Climate: Lessons from the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative, by Wendy Miles and Susanne Moser

Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment series (Palau, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana, American Samoa), led by Pacific RISA

China's Pandemic Diplomacy, by Denny Roy, East-West Center

"EWC Insights" on ThinkTech, multiple experts interviewed on topics from Covid-19 to North Korea, from Blackness in Hawai'i to a Pacific president's perspectives



EWC Specialists on the Asia-Pacific region: search here by area of expertise or use EWC Directory to search by name

Publications: policy briefs, monographs, and books, many available for free in PDF format

Talks and Panels: videos presenting analysis of issues in the US-Asia-Pacific region

Asia Matters for America: web-based analysis, data, and reporting on the importance of Asia to the United States at national, state, and local levels; special focus editions on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Australia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; and Taiwan (print and online) 

Integrated Climate Knowledge for Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands (PacificRISA): web-based climate information to manage risks and support practical decision-making about climate variability and change

Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA): web-based access to a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI)

North Korea in the World provides easily-accessible information on the external diplomatic and economic relations of North Korea 

Featured Research Initiatives

  • Mapping Forest Dynamics after 25 Years of Community Management in the Middle Hills of Nepal

    Multi-disciplinary research is analyzing forest transitions and associated socioeconomic variables in Nepal, where an innovative system of community forest management has received worldwide recognition but little documentation, in part due to the difficulty of mapping forest cover in mountainous environments.

  • Exposure to Air Pollution and Health Effects in the Future Smart Cities of Vietnam

    The East-West Center has initiated a project to promote air quality management in the future smart cities of Vietnam. The goal is to create a multi-disciplinary action-research network.

  • Addressing Drought in Hawaii and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands

    In Hawai‘i and the US Affiliated Pacific Islands, East-West Center researchers are working with collaborators at the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to pilot Drought Knowledge Exchange projects in which researchers collaborate with land managers to co-produce site-specific drought information. Improving our understanding of drought and having readily available and relevant drought-related information can increase the drought resilience and response of land managers, helping to reduce wildfire risk and protect threatened and endangered species.