Featured Publication Series


The East-West Center sponsors or publishes several series, from short papers to books, addressing current issues in the Asia Pacific region. These publications reflect rigorous and critical analysis of key regional issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the U.S.

Visit the home page of each series for more information about the series and for submission guidelines for authors.

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Asia Pacific Bulletin

The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB) is produced by the East-West Center in Washington. APB analyses focus on policy-relevant Asia Pacific developments and US-Asia relations and are 1000 words in length. APBs are designed to provide insights, information, and perspective for the busy professional or policymaker. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center.

Asia Matters for America

The Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia (AMA) initiative is a multi-activity, multi-faceted resource for nonpartisan, credible, and up-to-date information on diplomacy, policy, trade, investment, and educational and people-to-people exchanges between the US and the Asia Pacific region. Used by policy makers, politicians, business leaders, academics, media, and the general public, the AMA is focused on delivering visually easy-to-understand data, graphics, analysis, and information on the US-Asia relationship at the national and sub-national levels.

Policy Studies

Policy Studies presents original research on pressing economic and political policy challenges for governments and industry across Asia, and for the region's relations with the United States. Written for the policy and business communities, academics, journalists, and the informed public, the peer-reviewed publications in this series provide new policy insights and perspectives based on extensive fieldwork and rigorous scholarship.

AsiaPacific Issues

Papers in the AsiaPacific Issues series address topics of broad interest and significant impact relevant to current and emerging policy debates. These eight-page, peer-reviewed papers are accessible to readers outside the author’s discipline.

East-West Wire

IIn 2017, the East-West Wire, a long-standing media service provided by the East-West Center, increased coverage of findings and commentary from East-West Center researchers, visitors, and colleagues from the University of Hawaii and other research organizations. Produced by the Center's Research Program, the Wires are two-page summaries that cover a wide range of topics. Many recent Wires are based on presentations made in the Research Program's Noon Seminar Series.

Pacific Islands Policy

Pacific Islands Policy examines critical issues, problems, and opportunities that are relevant to the Pacific Islands region. The series is intended to influence the policy process, affect how people understand a range of contemporary Pacific issues, and help fashion solutions. A central aim of the series is to encourage scholarly analysis of economic, political, social, and cultural issues in a manner that will advance common understanding of current challenges and policy responses.

Pacific Islands Brief

The Pacific Islands Brief series seeks to stimulate discussion by providing concise overviews of contemporary issues in the Pacific Islands region. It is available exclusively in electronic format.

East-West Center Working Papers

The prepublication works of the East-West Center Working Papers series are written by EWC staff and Visiting Fellows. These papers are published in subseries such as Innovation and Economic Growth; Governance, Security and Justice; Environment, Population, and Health; and Pacific Islands Development series.