Analysis Overview

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



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

  • North Pacific Arctic Conference

    Beginning in 2011, an annual North Pacific Arctic Conference has brought together an international group of participants from the public and private sectors and civil society for discussions around a broad theme, with the presented papers published in a series of proceedings on The Arctic in World Affairs.

  • Pacific RISA (Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments) Program

    The East-West Center’s Pacific RISA program helps communities in Hawai‘i and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands understand, plan for, and respond to the impacts of climate variability and change.

  • Forests, Agriculture, and Urban Transitions in Mainland Southeast Asia

    This research initiative studies transitions in forests, cash crops, and urban areas using remote-sensing and socioeconomic data from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, and Vietnam.