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Recent Analysis

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

Climate Change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) 2021 series

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

  • 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?

  • Rise of China and the Strategic Environment in Northeast Asia

    Research explores Chinese foreign policy, the North Korea nuclear weapons crisis, and China's relations with Japan and Taiwan. One focus is on tensions arising from disputed claims in the South China Sea.

  • 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.