Analysis Overview

Recent Analysis


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

China and COVID-19: Alienation and Its Discontents, by Pitman B. Potter

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

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

A Changing Climate and Its Implications for Health and Migration in the Pacific: Examples from the Marshalls, by Laura Brewington

ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN, East-West Center in Washington

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

  • HIV Policy Analysis, Research, and Training

    Center researchers work with national partners throughout Asia and with colleagues from regional and international agencies to improve understanding of national HIV epidemics and help policymakers achieve the maximum impact in countering epidemics with the limited available resources.

  • 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.

  • 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.