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STREAMING NOW: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses US-#China higher education partnerships, Confuc...
09/08/2020

STREAMING NOW: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses US-#China higher education partnerships, Confucius Institutes, academic freedom, international agreements, and program operations.

WATCH LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jddP3GyE5kU

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The US and China have established various higher education partnerships—a number of US universities have opened institut...
09/07/2020

The US and China have established various higher education partnerships—a number of US universities have opened institutions in China, and there were at one time nearly 100 Confucius Institutes in the US.

Join us tomorrow for a seminar with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on academic freedom, international agreements, and program operations in these institutions.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/4215983614669/WN_FNNSMW4jR4q_J4brUQRN2g

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What does Prime Minister Abe's recent resignation announcement mean for Japan's missile defense debates?Dr. Yoichiro Sat...
09/03/2020

What does Prime Minister Abe's recent resignation announcement mean for Japan's missile defense debates?

Dr. Yoichiro Sato of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University discusses in our latest Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/ZN6
View seminar: vimeo.com/447155664

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Korea's New Southern Policy has two aims:1) expand Korea’s economic horizons in the rough seas of protectionism2) form s...
09/02/2020

Korea's New Southern Policy has two aims:

1) expand Korea’s economic horizons in the rough seas of protectionism
2) form solidarity among the middle powers in Asia as an approach to cope with U.S.-China geopolitical competition

Seonjou Kang of 국립외교원 (Korea National Diplomatic Academy) discusses in the third of our four-part Asia Pacific Bulletin series on South Korea's New Southern Policy: eastwestcenter.org/publications/perspectives-south-koreas-new-southern-policy

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The US and China have established various higher education partnerships—a number of US universities have opened institut...
09/01/2020

The US and China have established various higher education partnerships—a number of US universities have opened institutions in China, and there were at one time nearly 100 Confucius Institutes in the US.

Join us next Tuesday for a seminar with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on academic freedom, international agreements, and program operations in these institutions.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/4215983614669/WN_FNNSMW4jR4q_J4brUQRN2g

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2020 US-Japan-Southeast Asia Visiting Fellow Mark Manantan comments on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's accomplishments from ...
08/31/2020
How Shinzo Abe wrote the golden chapter of Philippines-Japan ties

2020 US-Japan-Southeast Asia Visiting Fellow Mark Manantan comments on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's accomplishments from the perspective of the Philippines and ASEAN on Philstar.com.

As the Trump administration's wavered in its commitment in the region, Japan, under Prime Minister Abe, stepped up and was hailed as "new leader of the liberal order in Asia."

What regional security challenges lie ahead in light of Japan's rapidly aging society? Dr. Andrew Oros examines the demo...
08/29/2020

What regional security challenges lie ahead in light of Japan's rapidly aging society?

Dr. Andrew Oros examines the demographic shift in our latest Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/ZNm

See Dr. Oros's seminar: vimeo.com/450296739

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As Israel's relations with China become increasingly complex and US-China tensions increase rapidly, Jerusalem finds its...
08/26/2020

As Israel's relations with China become increasingly complex and US-China tensions increase rapidly, Jerusalem finds itself enmeshed in clashing interests, expectations, and demands.

Tomorrow, Dr. Yoram Evron of the אוניברסיטת חיפה - University Of Haifa discusses as part of our 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by the AJC - American Jewish Committee.

NOTE: This seminar is off-the-record and will not be available to view after the live event.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/6515940580249/WN_ZLrh1uRNTMmBLXlsok0Big
View seminar schedule: eastwestcenter.org/EWCW60for60th

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STREAMING NOW: "Is America Losing East Asia? Economic Stakes of #AsiaPacific Cooperation Post COVID-19" with Dr. Peter P...
08/25/2020

STREAMING NOW: "Is America Losing East Asia? Economic Stakes of #AsiaPacific Cooperation Post COVID-19" with Dr. Peter Petri of Brandeis University and Dr. Michael Plummer of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS.

WATCH LIVE: youtube.com/watch?v=fcq7QcxPPrI

The deepening US-China trade war and nationalist reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping global economic relati...
08/24/2020

The deepening US-China trade war and nationalist reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping global economic relationships.

Tomorrow, Dr. Peter Petri of Brandeis University and Dr. Michael Plummer of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS will discuss the costs of the current decoupling of the US and East Asia and US options after the elections in November, based on their recent paper published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/9015976734834/WN_bqdm5bHMRM6WOEpJEEknFA

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The deepening US-China trade war and nationalist reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping global economic relati...
08/22/2020

The deepening US-China trade war and nationalist reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping global economic relationships.

On Tuesday, Dr. Peter A. Petri and Dr. Michael G. Plummer will discuss the costs of the current decoupling of the US and East Asia and US options after the elections in November, based on their recent paper published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/3515976734755/WN_bqdm5bHMRM6WOEpJEEknFA

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What does the Philippines need to consider in transforming the Philippine-US alliance into a security partnership? Dr. R...
08/22/2020

What does the Philippines need to consider in transforming the Philippine-US alliance into a security partnership? Dr. Renato Cruz de Castro of De La Salle University and former Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Thomas C. Hubbard discuss Monday at 9 am EDT, part of our 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/5615952748501/WN_mQQY64jXT_uRmmPaLfN-lA
View seminar schedule: eastwestcenter.org/EWCW60for60th

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STREAMING NOW: In light of the US #INF treaty withdrawal, are US allies in East Asia willing and able to host US interme...
08/20/2020

STREAMING NOW: In light of the US #INF treaty withdrawal, are US allies in East Asia willing and able to host US intermediate-range #missiles? Eric Gomez of The Cato Institute discusses.

WATCH LIVE: youtube.com/channel/UCdK5ukk5TtKDKt7fnB1Z2xQ/live

Are US allies in East Asia willing and able to host US intermediate-range missiles? Eric Gomez of The Cato Institute exa...
08/19/2020

Are US allies in East Asia willing and able to host US intermediate-range missiles? Eric Gomez of The Cato Institute examines in our latest Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/ZNd

RSVP for his discussion tomorrow: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/3015940496601/WN_lyce93BARjKT-NFaQvaj3Q
View seminar schedule: eastwestcenter.org/EWCW60for60th

After withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty last summer, the US now has the ability to dep...
08/18/2020

After withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty last summer, the US now has the ability to deploy ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles in East Asia.

This Thursday, Mr. Eric Gomez of The Cato Institute discusses the arguments for deploying, impacts, and the role of US allies as part of our 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/3015940496601/WN_lyce93BARjKT-NFaQvaj3Q
View seminar schedule: eastwestcenter.org/EWCW60for60th

STREAMING NOW: Dr. Andrew L. Oros of Washington College discusses Japan's national security in light of its aging popula...
08/18/2020

STREAMING NOW: Dr. Andrew L. Oros of Washington College discusses Japan's national security in light of its aging population.

WATCH LIVE: youtube.com/channel/UCdK5ukk5TtKDKt7fnB1Z2xQ/live

Interested in the implications of #aging in Asian societies? Tomorrow, both the East-West Center in Washington and the E...
08/17/2020

Interested in the implications of #aging in Asian societies? Tomorrow, both the East-West Center in Washington and the East-West Center in Hawaii will host seminars at 12 pm and 8 pm EDT respectively.

12pm with Dr. Andrew L. Oros of Washington College: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115952510849/WN_pvDOljkYQF6h_PmrdcSrdw

8pm: Details below

Join us on August 18 for the next ThinkTech Hawaii EWC Insights! This week EWC VP Karena Lyons welcomes EWC Senior Fellow Dr. Sang-hyop Lee, University of Hawaii at Manoa, to discuss population #aging in #Asian societies. #SouthKorea #Japan
https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/ewc-insights-thinktech-dr-sang-hyop-lee-how-can-aging-societies-sustain-growth

Japan has shrunk by over a million people since 2010. As the world’s first “super-aged society,” what are the national s...
08/17/2020

Japan has shrunk by over a million people since 2010. As the world’s first “super-aged society,” what are the national security implications? Dr. Andrew L. Oros of Washington College discusses tomorrow at noon EDT, part of our 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115952510849/WN_pvDOljkYQF6h_PmrdcSrdw
View seminar schedule: eastwestcenter.org/EWCW60for60th

Peace cooperation in South Korea's New Southern Policy must clarify its vision for the region, answering: what kind of r...
08/15/2020

Peace cooperation in South Korea's New Southern Policy must clarify its vision for the region, answering: what kind of regional community does Korea want to build with ASEAN and other countries?

Jaehyon Lee of 아산정책연구원 (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies) discusses in the second of our four-part Asia Pacific Bulletin series on South Korea's New Southern Policy: eastwestcenter.org/publications/perspectives-south-koreas-new-southern-policy

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Japan has shrunk by over a million people since 2010. As the world’s first “super-aged society,” what are the national s...
08/14/2020

Japan has shrunk by over a million people since 2010. As the world’s first “super-aged society,” what are the national security implications? Next Tuesday, Dr. Andrew L. Oros of Washington College will discuss.

RSVP: eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115952510849/WN_pvDOljkYQF6h_PmrdcSrdw
View seminar schedule: eastwestcenter.org/EWCW60for60th

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This Thursday at 10PM EDT!
08/10/2020
East-West Center

This Thursday at 10PM EDT!

REMINDER: Join us on August 13 for the next EWC SEMINARS LIVE

Democracy in the Balance

Hear from prominent #journalists and SJS alumni Khaldoun Barghouti of Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Arfa Khanum of The Wire, DJ Yap of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jeffs alumna Lillian Cunningham of The Washington Post, and #presidential #scholar Seth McKee of Oklahoma State University as they discuss how #democracy in #Israel, #india, #usa, and the #Philippines is being eroded by contested #elections, #polarization, #populism, #weakleadership, and #disinformation. Join us on August 13th at 4pm Hawaii time. Register now at http://eastwestcenter.org/ewcseminarslive.

08/08/2020
ASEAN Matters for America: What is ASEAN?

Today is the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN! Refresh yourself on the dynamic US relationship to Southeast Asia on the ASEAN section of our Asia Matters for America website: asiamattersforamerica.org/asean/what-is-asean

#ASEANDAY

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia passed a controversial state of emergency law that has drawn criticism from human r...
08/07/2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia passed a controversial state of emergency law that has drawn criticism from human rights groups.

Kimkong Heng of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace examines the law's social and political implications in our latest Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/ZNA

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08/06/2020
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East-West Center

Continuing our series of 60 weekly facts celebrating EWC's 60th year in 2020! In June 2019, EWC alumnus David Stilwell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Stilwell, a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, received his master’s degree in Asian studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an EWC grantee in the 1980s and later was an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Center.
https://www.eastwestcenter.org/news-center/news-releases/east-west-center-alum-david-stilwell-confirmed-top-us-diplomat-asia

TUNE IN NOW: Dr. Yoichiro Sato and Mr. James L. Schoff discuss "Japan’s Missile Defense Debates: A Multipolar World, Col...
08/06/2020

TUNE IN NOW: Dr. Yoichiro Sato and Mr. James L. Schoff discuss "Japan’s Missile Defense Debates: A Multipolar World, Collective Defense, and Leadership Transition."

WATCH LIVE: youtu.be/QAiwi3zWwAI

08/06/2020
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East-West Center

Do 5G networks and smartphone apps developed by Chinese companies threaten national security? EWC Adjunct Senior Fellow Dr. Eric Harwit, University of Hawaii at Manoa joined a panel discussion on Arirang News Global Insight. #huawei #tiktok #China #nationalsecurity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtgYshtrg04

The cancellation of the planned deployment of the Aegis Ashore system in June 2020 necessitates a revision of Japan's mi...
08/05/2020

The cancellation of the planned deployment of the Aegis Ashore system in June 2020 necessitates a revision of Japan's missile defense plan. What factors are now shaping the country's new directions on missile defense and foreign policy?

Join us tomorrow at 6 p.m. EDT as Dr. Yoichiro Sato of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Mr. James L. Schoff of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discuss: eastwestcenter.org/ZNg

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Despite high levels of economic ties and people-to-people exchanges, Korea’s relations with Southeast Asia and India rec...
08/05/2020

Despite high levels of economic ties and people-to-people exchanges, Korea’s relations with Southeast Asia and India receive disproportionately less recognition.

Yoon Ah Oh of Seoul National University discusses in the first of our four-part Asia Pacific Bulletin series on South Korea's New Southern Policy: eastwestcenter.org/publications/perspectives-south-koreas-new-southern-policy

Photo: Ore Huiying / Stringer / Getty Images

Tillotoma Foundation
08/04/2020

Tillotoma Foundation

Tillotoma Foundation hosted one of the most comprehensive and high-profile international panel on Chinese Influence in the Indian Ocean Region with nine distinguished panelists from six stakeholder countries, in the form of the International Panel on Is Indian Ocean the Next Focus of China's Bellicosity? on 3rd August, 2020.
Special thanks to Vice Admiral Pradeep Chatterjee, Admiral (Dr) Jayanth Colombage, Vice Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva, Prof Khin Maung Nyo, Dr Satu Limaye, Dr Irina Ionela Pop, Dr David Brewster and Commander Abhijit Singh for their erudite participation at the Session.
The esteemed panel was chaired by Prof Baladas Ghoshal, Distinguished Advisor (Indian Ocean & Southeast Asia), Tillotoma Foundation. The Welcome Address was delivered by Mr Soham Das, Director, Tillotoma Foundation. A lot of interesting insights and perspectives emerged from the discussion.

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#InternationalPanel #GlobalSession #IndianOcean #India #China #NavalPower #Maritime #internationalrelations #globalpolitics #tillotomasupports #tillotomafoundation

With a rapidly changing defense landscape globally as well as the emergence of a multipolar world, what factors are shap...
08/03/2020

With a rapidly changing defense landscape globally as well as the emergence of a multipolar world, what factors are shaping Japan’s new directions on missile defense and foreign policy?

Join us Thursday as Dr. Yoichiro Sato of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Mr. James L. Schoff of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discuss: eastwestcenter.org/ZNg

Photo: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

Last chance to apply for our remote Young Professionals Program this fall! Gain first-hand #internship experience in a U...
08/02/2020

Last chance to apply for our remote Young Professionals Program this fall! Gain first-hand #internship experience in a US-Asia research and education organization based in DC. Stipends available.

Details: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/young-professionals-program-internship

Though Japan and the US share a common diplomatic language in promoting a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ and ‘quality infr...
07/30/2020

Though Japan and the US share a common diplomatic language in promoting a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ and ‘quality infrastructure’ projects in Southeast Asia, their strategic goals differ.

EWCW Visiting Fellow Pon Souvannaseng discusses in the latest Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/ZNY

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Next Monday, Dr. Satu Limaye will speak on China's influence in the Indian Ocean region as part of a distinguished inter...
07/29/2020

Next Monday, Dr. Satu Limaye will speak on China's influence in the Indian Ocean region as part of a distinguished international panel of experts. Hosted by the Tillotoma Foundation. Details below. RSVP: forms.gle/UPKpF8sArHPLB47V6

Tillotoma Foundation is glad to present one of the most comprehensive and high-profile panels on Chinese Influence in the Indian Ocean Region with distinguished panelists from six stakeholder countries, in the form of the International Panel on Is Indian Ocean the Next Focus of China's Bellicosity? on 3rd August, 2020 at 5 pm IST, 7.30 am (Washington DC), 2.30 pm (Moscow), 6.30 pm (Hanoi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur), 7.30 pm (Manila) and 9.30 pm (Sydney).

Through a salami-slicing strategy, the Chinese, over the last three decades, have taken over practically the whole of South China Sea and established its hegemony over the area denying the legitimate claims of other neighbours and depriving them to use their resources. Acknowledging that US hegemony and India’s regional influence in the Indian Ocean posed challenges to the Chinese plan, Beijing realized the inherent deficiencies that China needed to overcome, namely that (a) it is not a littoral state; (b) its passage through key maritime straits could be easily blocked; and (c) the possibility of US-India cooperation against China. The Chinese have been acquiring assets and taking over ports like Gwadar, Hambantota and Djibouti; conducting activities in a low-key manner to “reduce the military colour as much as possible"; and not unnerve India and America by cooperating at first, then slowly penetrating into the Indian Ocean, beginning with detailed maritime surveys, ocean mapping, HADR, port construction and so on. Even as the People's Republic of China steps up its naval forays into the Indian Ocean, it is also helping Pakistan build its maritime combat power in the overall attempt to stymie India in its own backyard. China is assiduously following a two-pronged approach by facilitating Pakistan to build its fledgling Navy while hunting for more overseas bases to offset its ‘tyranny of logistics’ in the IOR as compared to India. Will this strategy and tactics of Beijing create a similar situation as in South China Sea and pose challenges and threats to India or other littoral states in the Indian Ocean? The following panel will bring their respective perspectives and deliberate on these issues -

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chatterjee, Former Commander in Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Joint Command. Former Deputy Chief of the Indian Navy.

Admiral (Dr) Jayanath Colombage, Additional Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the President of Sri Lanka. Former Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy.

Vice Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva, Former Commandant, National Defence College & Former Director General, National Maritime Foundation. Former Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Information Warfare and Operations).

Prof Khin Maung Nyo, Vice-Chairman, Myanmar Economic Association.

Dr Irina Lonela Pop, Director & Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Centre for Geopolitics & Security in Realism Studies, United Kingdom.

Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President and Director, East-West Center Washington.

Commander Abhijit Singh, Former Indian Navy Officer, Senior Fellow and Head of Maritime Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation. Former Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

Dr. David Brewster, Senior Research Fellow, National Security College, Australian National University.

Chair: Professor Baladas Ghoshal, Distinguished Advisor (Indian Ocean & Southeast Asia), Tillotoma Foundation.
Former Professor and Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Secretary General, Society for Indian Ocean Studies

Registration Link - https://forms.gle/UPKpF8sArHPLB47V6
There are limited number of seats. Therefore, there is a token registration & certification amount of 2 USD.

For queries, please contact 8240577802 (Ms D. Nandy) or email to [email protected].

#internationalrelations #globalpolitics #IndianOcean #China #SouthAsia #Asia #NavalPower #maritimeissues #ForeignPolicy #India #UK #USA #SriLanka #Myanmar #Austraia #tillotomasupports #tillotomafoundation

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