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  • So, Sokbunthoeun (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2010-08)
    In Cambodia, an increasing demand for land has accompanied rapid economic expansion over the past decade, leading to land tenure insecurity for many of the country's poor. Despite the adoption of a new land law in 2001 and ...
  • Clough, Ralph N. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1992)
    The Legislative Yuan election in Taiwan on December 19, when for the first time all the members will be elected from Taiwan, will be a crucial turning point in the island's domestic politics and carry important implications ...
  • Shea, Eileen L. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    Earth's climate is in a state of flux. Whether in terms of relatively short-term shifts, called climate variability, or long-term climate change associated with greenhouse gases, consequences of changing climate conditions ...
  • Smith, Kirk R. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1994)
    For several decades developed countries have sought to protect the health of their citizens by monitoring and regulating outdoor air pollution. But are smog and other outdoor pollutants the gravest dangers to human health? ...
  • Wu, Kang; Fesharaki, Fereidun (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    The Middle East is Asia Pacific's largest energy supplier, satisfying a demand for oil that must keep pace with the region's continued economic growth. This dependence on the Middle East has caused Asia Pacific to join the ...
  • Dove, Michael (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1994)
    As more and more of the world's tropical rainforests are cut down, environmentalists have come up with a new idea to stop the destruction: marketing non-timber products from the rainforest. They argue that if Western ...
  • White, Geoffrey M. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    Earlier this year the Smithsonian Institution announced that it would replace a planned exhibit on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a small exhibit of just the plane that bombed Hiroshima (the Enola Gay) ...
  • Martin, Philip (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1996)
    Millions of Asians are leaving home in search of work. About half leave Asia, but the other half stay in the region. Most of those who stay go to East Asia where booming economies need workers but where aging populations ...
  • Roy, Denny (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013-01)
    In the face of a rising China, the most fundamental concern of Asia Pacific governments is how a stronger China affects their own security. While China could achieve a reasonable amount of security and prosperity playing ...
  • Ravenhill, John (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    Western Pacific Rim states have been slow to participate in preferential trade agreements (PTAs). In the past four years, however, more than 40 PTAs involving these economies have been proposed or are being implemented. ...
  • Naidu, G. V. C. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    Continuing political uncertainty in the Asia Pacific region following the end of the Cold War led to the formation, in 1993, of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). The first security institution created just for the region, ...
  • Petri, Peter A. (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2008-10)
    East Asian trade agreements are often described as a complicated "noodle bowl," which shows links in the region as a snarled, overlapping and intertwined mass. But this is a misleading representation--Asia's regional ...
  • Fesharaki, Fereidun; Wu, Kang; Banaszak, Sara (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    Asia's economic miracle has largely been fueled by coal and petroleum. Although Asia dominates the world liquefied natural gas market, gas has been underutilized in the region relative to its tremendous potential and gas ...
  • Naya, Seiji; Iboshi, Pearl Imada (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1994)
    The recent spectacular economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region has been fueled by the increasing trade and investment activities among nations of the region. For this to continue, barriers to trade and investment must ...
  • Kelsall, Michelle Staggs (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2009-09)
    In late 2008 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed to creating a human rights body, which emerged as the Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (ICHR), the terms of reference (TOR) for which ...
  • Finin, Gerard A.; Wesley-Smith, Terence (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    At the time when many traditional Pacific powers-including the United States-are reducing their presence in the region, Japan is calling its first-ever summit with the Pacific Islands. The subject is how to increase ...
  • Smith, Hazel (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2009-02)
    The possibility that North Korean ships may be smuggling weapons of mass destruction is a matter of intense concern in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The few reported incidents of North Korean ships involved in WMD ...
  • Hagen, Ronald E. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    Nuclear power may have stopped growing throughout much of the world, but it is alive and thriving in Asia. Many Asian nations see nuclear power as one way to satisfy their growing power demands and reduce their dependence ...
  • Wu, Kang (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2008)
    Concerns about energy security affect economic performance and political stability all over the world, but nowhere are these issues more critical than in Asia and the Pacific. Oil is at the heart of the region's energy ...
  • Baker, Richard W. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1993)
    Under fire for its foreign policy in Europe and Africa, the Clinton administration nevertheless appears headed for a diplomatic coup later this month. The event is an unprecedented meeting, hosted by the United States in ...
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