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  • Dorian, James P. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1994)
    Among the many regions suddenly opened to the outside world with the end of the Cold War are the five nations of Central Asia-Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. These new nations, home to 50 ...
  • Prasso, Sheridan T. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    There are significant reasons why Cambodia has failed to establish a solid and stable economy, including the fact that most of its professionals and educated elite perished in the 1975 79 period under the Khmer Rouge. But ...
  • La Croix, Sumner J. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    Protection of intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, and trade secrets has been one of the most contentious issues between the United States and Asia most recently, raising fears of a U.S.-China trade war. ...
  • Ji, Guoxing (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    In the wake of a collision between a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese jet fighter off the coast of Hainan in April 2001, verbal skirmishing between the United States and China revealed sharply different conceptions of ...
  • Fox, Jefferson; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Ziegler, Alan D.; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2014-05)
    For centuries, farmers in the mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia have practiced shifting cultivation, with plots of land cultivated temporarily and then allowed to revert to secondary forest for a fallow period. ...
  • Gerasimov, Gennadi (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    The Russian media have undergone a revolution in the last decade, bursting free from state control and enjoying a brief, heady period of liberty. Starting in 1986, many media voices began vying for the attention of voracious ...
  • Cohen, David (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Over the past eight years the UN Security Council has paid some $1.6 billion dollars to operate International Criminal Tribunals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Successfully pressured to establish a tribunal in East Timor, the ...
  • Noland, Marcus (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2014-04)
    Economic engagement between South and North Korea is often justified as a means of encouraging economic and social evolution in North Korea, with the ultimate goal of national unification. The South has invested heavily ...
  • Dong, Wonmo; Morrison, Charles Edward (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1993)
    Once impoverished, South Korea is now an economically powerful and influential country. It is also increasingly democratic, and this month inaugurates its first popularly elected, civilian president in three decades, Kim ...
  • Wolman, Andrew (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013-06)
    Summary: For decades, North Korea has been the site of brutal human rights violations, leaving the international community struggling to develop an effective response. This has been a particular policy dilemma in South ...
  • Donovan, Deanna (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    As the economic crisis swept across Asia in 1997, gutting purchasing power in many countries, one potential silver lining seemed possible: a drop in demand for rhino and tiger parts, tortoises, wild orchids, fragrant woods, ...
  • Delaney, Michael J. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    The United States, leader of the free trade movement since World War II, has never faced higher stakes in the global arena. Asia's economic crisis is pummeling U.S. exports to the region. The 1998 overall U.S. trade deficit ...
  • Baker, Richard W. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    The fast-growing countries of Asia bordering the Pacific are undergoing a series of major, simultaneous transitions. The region's economies are growing explosively, almost beyond the control of national governments and ...
  • Bhaskara, Harry (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    Three weeks after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., five journalists-from India, Fiji, Japan, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka-visiting the East-West Center on an exchange program accepted an invitation to ...
  • Chernov-Hwang, Julie (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2012-09)
    The face of extremism in Indonesia has changed dramatically over the past decade. While the security threat from Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and other Salafi-Jihadist groups remains, it has diminished significantly from its ...
  • Chang, T. C. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    The development of tourist destinations that transcend national borders, first envisioned in the 1950s, gained momentum in the 1990s. Whether facilitated by large regional organizations such as the Association ofSoutheast ...
  • Nelson, David (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    While international attention focuses on the widespread fires causing air pollution in Southeast Asia, a less obvious health threat is sickening thousands of Asians. Hazardous waste threatens millions of people in Asia, a ...
  • Aggarwal, Vinod K.; Ravenhill, John (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    With challenges mounting to the World Trade Organization's agenda of broad-based multilateral trade liberalization, many U.S. trade analysts are arguing for a less ambitious approach. They extol the virtues of reducing ...
  • Ledgerwood, Judy (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1994)
    As the United Nations reevaluates peacekeeping operations following setbacks in Somalia and Bosnia, it can point to the overall success of its mission in Cambodia. The massive UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) ...
  • Ortblad, Dennis J. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1996)
    Participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has been a pillar of America's Asia policy as it seeks to move the region toward free trade and greater security. But U.S. efforts to lead APEC were stalled ...
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