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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)

Featured Research Initiatives

  • Family Change in Asia and the United States

    Collaborative research examines attitudes and behavior in such areas as education, marriage, cohabitation, divorce, childbearing, childcare, employment, and relationships with parents and children using national survey data from Japan, South Korea, other Asian countries, and the United States.

  • Policy Responses to Low Fertility: An International Comparative Study

    The East-West Center led a collaborative study to improve understanding of fertility decline in 18 highly developed countries around the world and to consider the implications for policies and programs in such areas as education, labor markets, pension systems, and healthcare.

  • 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.