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With ongoing geopolitical challenges worldwide most recently including the coup in Myanmar, many are looking to see how ...
02/05/2021

With ongoing geopolitical challenges worldwide most recently including the coup in Myanmar, many are looking to see how the new Biden administration will respond, and importantly, how his approach may differ from that of former President Trump as he sets the tone for US foreign policy in Southeast Asia for years to come.

More on the future of US-Southeast Asia relations in our latest EWCW News: conta.cc/3cNRuRJ

📣 Apply now for our Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship to research topics of relevance to contemporary US-Indo-Pacific rel...
02/04/2021

📣 Apply now for our Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship to research topics of relevance to contemporary US-Indo-Pacific relations. Open to individuals from the Indo-Pacific region (including the US). Residency period in Washington, DC to be determined based on local COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Details ➡️ eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/visiting-fellows/asia-studies-fellowship

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for ...
02/01/2021

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-looking issues in US-Japan relations, CPUSJ is designed to provide staffers with a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship and its role in the region.

Apply by February 10 ➡️ eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

East-West Center
02/01/2021
East-West Center

East-West Center

EWC has again been ranked #4 in a University of Pennsylvania
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program annual list of best government-affiliated think tanks worldwide!

“We’re very pleased once again to receive this important recognition of the East-West Center’s high-quality research, analysis, and related educational and professional development programs" said EWC President Richard R. Vuylsteke. http://eastwestcenter.org/ZxN

01/29/2021
Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia

Is Southeast Asia becoming a new Chinese sphere of influence? Or will the ASEAN states be able to successfully "hedge" and maintain a multinational balance of power?

Dr. David Shambaugh of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University discusses his latest book.

Where Great Powers Meet on Amazon: amazon.com/Where-Great-Powers-Meet-Southeast/dp/0190914971/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3G8NR8T2BXNT5

Dr. Shambaugh's book is available on Amazon: https://amazon.com/Where-Great-Powers-Meet-Southeast/dp/0190914971/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3G8NR8T2BXNT5 Southeast Asia…

Currently seeking Filipino scholars and analysts for our US-Philippines Alliance Fellowship, with particular emphasis on...
01/28/2021

Currently seeking Filipino scholars and analysts for our US-Philippines Alliance Fellowship, with particular emphasis on research related to:

• national security
• international relations
• international trade and investment in the Indo-Pacific

Details ➡️ eastwestcenter.org/usphfellowship

Residency period to be determined based on local COVID-19 safety guidelines. In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for ...
01/27/2021

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

This bipartisan educational certificate program aims to equip congressional staffers with the information and analyses necessary to appreciate the role of Japan and the US-Japan alliance in US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific, now and in the future. By also focusing on crucial forward-looking issues in US-Japan relations, CPUSJ is designed to provide staffers with a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship and its role in the region.

Apply by February 10 ➡️ eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

"I cannot right now see any major Trump initiative regarding #China and Asia being repealed." Dr. Satu Limaye, vice pres...
01/27/2021
US set to remain tough on China, here to stay in Asia

"I cannot right now see any major Trump initiative regarding #China and Asia being repealed."

Dr. Satu Limaye, vice president of the East-West Center, comments on Biden's policy stance on Asia in The Straits Times.

As President Joe Biden's Cabinet gets to work, the signals on foreign policy are clear enough: the United States is here to stay in Asia and does not expect any change of heart on China - the competition that overshadows all other issues in Asia.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
01/26/2021

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with East-West Center, is accepting applications for the next cohort of the U.S.-Philippines Alliance Fellowship. The program is for Filipino scholars and analysts who wish to conduct research on national security, international relations, and international trade and investment in the Indo-Pacific region.

Deadline for application is March 26, 2021.

For more information, visit https://eastwestcenter.org/usphfellowship.

📣 Two fellowship opportunities now available for individuals researching Asia policy and similar topics:• 🌏 Asia Studies...
01/26/2021

📣 Two fellowship opportunities now available for individuals researching Asia policy and similar topics:

• 🌏 Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship
• 🇵🇭 US-Philippines Alliance Fellowship

Residency period in Washington, DC to be determined based on local COVID-19 safety guidelines. Details ➡️ eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/visiting-fellows

STREAMING NOW: The launch of Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia, written by Dr. David Shambaugh ...
01/25/2021

STREAMING NOW: The launch of Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia, written by Dr. David Shambaugh of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

WATCH LIVE: youtube.com/watch?v=4fvuXdSBQt8

📣 DEADLINE TODAY: Applications open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for Feb...
01/25/2021

📣 DEADLINE TODAY: Applications open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by 11:59 PM EDT ➡️ eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

SEMINAR TODAY: Join us today at 4PM EDT for our first seminar of 2021: the launch of Where Great Powers Meet: America & ...
01/25/2021

SEMINAR TODAY: Join us today at 4PM EDT for our first seminar of 2021: the launch of Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia by Dr. David Shambaugh of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

Details and RSVP: eastwestcenter.org/ZxS

📣 4 DAYS LEFT: Applications are open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for Fe...
01/21/2021

📣 4 DAYS LEFT: Applications are open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by Monday the 25th: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

"Biden was expected to run as a restorationist, offering a return to the steady and moderate foreign policy approach of ...
01/20/2021

"Biden was expected to run as a restorationist, offering a return to the steady and moderate foreign policy approach of the Obama years."

More on what analysts in Asia expect from President Joe Biden in our Election Report: eastwestcenter.org/publications/hardening-us-china-competition-asia-policy-in-america%E2%80%99s-2020-elections-and-regional

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Join us next Monday, January 25 at 4PM EDT for our first seminar of 2021: the launch of Where Great Po...
01/19/2021

UPCOMING SEMINAR: Join us next Monday, January 25 at 4PM EDT for our first seminar of 2021: the launch of Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia by Dr. David Shambaugh of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

Details and RSVP: eastwestcenter.org/ZxS

We are also accepting applications for TWO fellowships!• 🌏 Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship  • 🇵🇭 US-Philippines Allianc...
01/15/2021

We are also accepting applications for TWO fellowships!

• 🌏 Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship
• 🇵🇭 US-Philippines Alliance Fellowship

Residency period in Washington, DC to be determined based on local COVID-19 safety guidelines. Details ➡️: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/visiting-fellows

📣 10 DAYS LEFT: Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific f...
01/15/2021

📣 10 DAYS LEFT: Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by 1/25/21: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

“The pandemic exposed not only the Philippine healthcare system’s lack of capacity and preparedness in responding to the...
01/13/2021

“The pandemic exposed not only the Philippine healthcare system’s lack of capacity and preparedness in responding to the disease, but also vulnerabilities arising from the country’s pivot to China.”

Sheena A. Valenzuela of the Ateneo School of Government discusses in the Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/node/39041

Part of the Geopolitics of the Philippines series: eastwestcenter.org/publications/geopolitics-the-philippines-and-the-us-philippine-alliance

📷: Ng Han Guan-Pool/Getty Images

TWO WEEKS LEFT: Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific f...
01/12/2021

TWO WEEKS LEFT: Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by 1/25/21: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

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📣 Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-Ma...
01/08/2021

📣 Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by 1/25/21: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

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Since gaining independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made remarkable progress as Asia’s youngest democracy, but its bid t...
01/07/2021

Since gaining independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made remarkable progress as Asia’s youngest democracy, but its bid to join ASEAN is still being held up because of perceptions of Timorese economic and political fitness.

More in the Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/publications/timor-leste’s-asean-membership-prospects-in-time-geopolitical-ambiguity

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“The most important product of diplomacy is not persuasion, consensus, or agreement – states draw on the international e...
01/05/2021

“The most important product of diplomacy is not persuasion, consensus, or agreement – states draw on the international environment of legal resources in order to conduct diplomacy and in doing so, they remake them.”

Reiñer Subijano of the Ateneo School of Government discusses in our latest Asia Pacific Bulletin series: eastwestcenter.org/publications/geopolitics-the-philippines-and-the-us-philippine-alliance

📷: How Hwee Young-Pool/Getty Images

New year, new program: Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pa...
01/04/2021

New year, new program: Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by 1/25/21: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

In partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

📷: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

East-West Center
12/30/2020

East-West Center

Happy Holidays and warmest wishes for the New Year from our East-West Center ʻohana to yours!

Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-Marc...
12/28/2020

Applications are now open for our new Congressional Program on US-Japan Relations and the Indo-Pacific for February-March 2021!

Apply by 1/25/21: eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/congressional-program-us-japan-relations-and-the-indo-pacific-cpusj

Asia Matters for America
12/23/2020
Asia Matters for America

Asia Matters for America

What impact do Asian American communities have on US elections like the Georgia Senate run-off election coming up in just two weeks? New data from the U.S. Census Bureau illustrate the growing influence of these voting blocs.

Duterte’s approach to the US, its treaty ally, and his desire for closer cooperation with China and Russia, despite over...
12/21/2020

Duterte’s approach to the US, its treaty ally, and his desire for closer cooperation with China and Russia, despite overwhelming objection from the wider public, makes for quixotic implementation of his independent foreign policy.

Julio Amador and Deryk Baladjay of the Ateneo School of Government discuss in our latest Asia Pacific Bulletin: eastwestcenter.org/publications/the-new-normal-president-duterte%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cindependent%E2%80%9D-foreign-policy

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How does the Philippines balance relations with the US, China, and other regional powers and domestic forces? Our newest...
12/17/2020

How does the Philippines balance relations with the US, China, and other regional powers and domestic forces? Our newest Asia Pacific Bulletin series delves into five Filipino perspectives on the Duterte administration's foreign policy.

Read now: eastwestcenter.org/publications/geopolitics-the-philippines

Published in cooperation with Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University

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East-West Center
12/16/2020

East-West Center

Continuing our series of 60 facts celebrating the 60th anniversary of the East-West Center:

On October 17, 1966, First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson dedicated a grove of 11 Singapore plumeria trees that still stand at EWC today. The trees were donated by Honolulu’s The Outdoor Circle in recognition of the first lady’s national beautification campaign. “Hawai‘i is a statement of beauty as well as a state of mind," Mrs. Johnson said at the event. "I congratulate you on thinking ahead across the slopes of time.” #EWC60

12/16/2020
Pacific Forum

Missed Dr. Satu Limaye's discussion this past Sunday with Pacific Forum on US-#Singapore relations? View the recording now.

Join us for the inaugural session of the US-Singapore Indo-Pacific Conversation Series, held with support from the U.S. Embassy Singapore and in partnership with with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Featuring:

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

Dr. Ja Ian Chong, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, ISEAS, Yusof Ishak Institute

What did US President Donald J. Trump and President-elect Joe Biden say about Asia in the 2020 election cycle? See our n...
12/15/2020
Biden vs. Trump: Tweets on Asia – Asia Matters for America

What did US President Donald J. Trump and President-elect Joe Biden say about Asia in the 2020 election cycle? See our new interactive data visualizations on Asia Matters for America developed by Dan Grunebaum of the EWCW Young Professionals Program.

The East-West Center analyzes President-Elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump's tweets on Asian countries through data visualization techniques. Among the questions considered: Which countries did they tweet about most? What issues of interest to Asia did Biden and Trump tweet on?

UPCOMING SEMINAR: On Sunday, December 13th at 9 PM EDT, Dr. Satu Limaye will be speaking with Pacific Forum and other re...
12/10/2020

UPCOMING SEMINAR: On Sunday, December 13th at 9 PM EDT, Dr. Satu Limaye will be speaking with Pacific Forum and other regional experts on US-Singapore relations over the past 55 years. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

RSVP: bit.ly/usasg1

"While automation may reduce input costs and boost growth, it could change the skills employers desire, resulting in the...
12/09/2020

"While automation may reduce input costs and boost growth, it could change the skills employers desire, resulting in the obsolescence of many low-skilled jobs, leaving current workers without the skills necessary to obtain work."

William Lloyd, former visiting fellow, discusses how automation and AI affect ASEAN in our latest AsiaPacific Issue: eastwestcenter.org/publications/can-asean-expand-vocational-training-help-workers-survive-automation-and-ai

📷: Ed Wray/Getty Images

Former EWC journalism alum Kavi Chongkittavorn cites #ASEANMatters, part of Asia Matters for America, in his piece detai...
12/04/2020
Opinion | 12 Asean Briefing Notes for President-Elect Biden

Former EWC journalism alum Kavi Chongkittavorn cites #ASEANMatters, part of Asia Matters for America, in his piece detailing what President-elect Biden should consider about ASEAN moving forward.

Joe Biden has to work to rebuild Barack Obama’s relationship with Asean after four years of neglect, argues political commentator Kavi Chongkittavorn.

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