Analysis Overview

Recent Analysis

PUSHBACK: The Hardening U.S. Policy Against China’s Challenges, Robert G. Sutter, professor, Elliot School at George Washington University

2020 U.S. Presidential Candidates on the Indo-Pacific, a project of the East-West Center in Washington

Learning from Success in Climate-Informed Decision-Making: Case Studies Across Three U. S. Regions, Zena Greci, Leah Shore, and Benet Duncan of NOAA RISA centers

Foreseeing India-China Relations: The 'Compromised Context of Rapprochement,' by Jagnnath P. Panda, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, and Atmaja Gohain Baruah, National University of Singapore

4th National Climate Assessment: Hawai'i and the U.S.- Affiliated Pacific Islands chapter, Lead Author Victoria Keener, EWC Research Program and PacificRISA



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 U.S.-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)

Trump Administration and U.S.-Asia Pacific Relationstracks statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations under the Trump administration (on-line resource)

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?

  • 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.

  • 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.