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Recent Analysis

Climate Change in Guam: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors, Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) 2020 series

Climate Change in Palau: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors, Pacific Island Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) 2020 series

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

 

Resources

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

  • Population and the Generational Economy

    Throughout the world, including Asia and the Pacific, rapid demographic change is having an important impact on national economies. To improve the analysis of the economic impact of population change, research teams in more than 80 countries have developed a new set of economic accounts, National Transfer Accounts (NTA), that estimate how people at every stage of life acquire and use economic resources to support themselves, their families, and—through public programs—others in their societies. These new data add an important dimension to estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other measures of national economies.

  • 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.

  • Economic Development and Land-Use Change: Expansion of Rubber Plantations in Southeast Asia

    A collaborative study investigates the conversion of traditional mixed farming to commercial rubber plantations in the mountainous areas of mainland Southeast Asia, focusing on the implications for water and carbon dynamics and the wellbeing of local farmers.