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Analysis Overview

Why North Korea's Kim Jong-un Is in Peace Mode (commentary)

Oceania 2018: A special series of Asia Pacific Bulletins on key issues facing Oceania in 2018 (2-page policy briefs)

Putting Women's Economic Empowerment on the G20 Agenda (multiple publications, including full report of the 2017 W20 Recommendations)

North Korea Policy: Failure is the Only Option (2-page policy brief)

Beneath the Rhetoric on North Korea, Humanitarian Aid and Rights Advocacy Are Still Important Tools (former US Special Envoy)

Misunderstanding North Korea (8-page policy brief)

North Korea in the World: web-based resource on North Korea's external relations (online resource)

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)

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