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Analysis Overview

Recent Works

4th National Climate Assessment: Hawai'i and the U.S.- Affiliated Pacific Islands chapter

Millennial+ Voices in Okinawa: An Inquiry into the Attitudes of Young Adults toward the Presence of U.S. Bases

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 critical 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): a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI)

Trump Administration and US-Asia Pacific Relationstracks statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations under the Trump administration; focuses on President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of State Pompeo, Secretary of Commerce Ross, and United States Trade Representative Ambassador Lighthizer (on-line resource)

Asia Reacts to ... : highlights how various Asian media are reacting to US politics, policy, and major events (on-line resource)

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

Featured Research Initiatives

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

    A collaborative study investigated 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.

  • HIV Policy Analysis, Research, and Training

    Center researchers work with national partners throughout Asia and with colleagues from regional and international agencies to improve understanding of national HIV epidemics and help policymakers achieve the maximum impact in countering epidemics with the limited available resources.

  • Changes in Rice Farming in Mainland Southeast Asia

    East-West Center researchers recently launched a collaborative study on changes in rice farming in mainland Southeast Asia, supported by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Researchers will examine one of the most intriguing agricultural-development questions in the region—how have fewer, older farmers with fewer agricultural laborers and smaller farms managed to more than double total rice production over the past 20 years?

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