Analysis Overview

Recent Analysis


The Philippines Matters for America/America Matters for the Philippines, East-West Center in Washington

Climate Change, Health, and Migration: Profiles of Resilience and Vulnerability in the Marshall Islands, by David Krezsni and Laura Brewington

China's Military Advances Make Case for Strategic Stability Talks, by Lora Saalman

Tesla Goes to China, by Eric Harwit

The Pacific Islands Matter for America/America Matters for the Pacific Islands, East-West Center in Washington

Economic Diplomacy and Genocide in Xinjiang, by Cullen Hendrix and Marcus Noland

The Prospects of Thailand-US Economic Cooperation, by Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit

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

"EWC Insights": 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

East-West Wire: is a news, commentary, and analysis service provided by the East-West Center.

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

  • Vulnerable Deltas in Southeast Asia: Climate Change, Water Pollution, and Socio-Economic Transformation

    East-West Center researchers, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, recently launched a project to address the multidimensional vulnerabilities facing three major deltas in Southeast Asia. These include the Chao Phraya Delta in Bangkok to Suphan Buri, Thailand; the Mekong Delta in An Giang Province, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and the Mahakam Delta in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. In collaboration with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum (CEF), Chulalongkorn, Srinakharinwirot, Khon Kaen, Gadjah Mada, An Giang Universities, the Asian Vision Institute, and other local partners in Southeast Asia we will expand and deepen existing research networks to explore climate, environmental, social and infrastructure threats to deltas.

  • 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.

  • 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?