East-West Center (Washington, D.C.). Policy Studies

 

Policy Studies presents scholarly analysis of key contemporary domestic and international political, economic, and strategic issues affecting Asia in a policy relevant manner. Written for the policy community, 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.

The East-West Center ScholarSpace community contains digital versions of just some of the several thousand books, periodicals, and unpublished papers generated by the Center over the past 50 years. Find a complete list of recent East-West Center publications and learn how to obtain them at EastWestCenter.org/publications . Search for recent and older works from 1960 - present using the Center's library catalog at EastWestCenter.org/riscatalog.

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  • Aspinall, Edward; Crouch, Harold A. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2003)
    This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the history and dynamics of Aceh's abortive peace process conducted between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian government. After surveying the origins and progress ...
  • Ernst, Dieter (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013)
    Across Asia there is a keen interest in the potential advantages of America's market-led system of voluntary standards and its contribution to US innovation leadership in complex technologies. For its proponents, the US ...
  • Petri, Peter A.; Plummer, Michael G. (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2014)
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is strategically significant because of its size, dynamism, and role in the Asian economic and security architectures. This paper examines how ASEAN seeks to strengthen ...
  • Bovingdon, Gardner (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper analyzes the sources of Uyghur discontent and ethnonational conflict in Xinjiang since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It argues that the episodes of unrest in Xinjiang have not been ...
  • Carlson, Allen (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper examines the main contours of Beijing's Tibet policy since the start of the reform era (1979 to the present). It argues that throughout this period China's position on Tibet has always been concerned with defending ...
  • Tiwari, Rajnish; Herstatt, Cornelius; Ranawat, Mahipat (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2011)
    The impressive and sustained growth of India's automobile industry in recent years has catapulted it into the league of the world's top-seven producers of four-wheelers. In the past decade, its exports have surged more ...
  • Thawnghmung, Ardeth Maung (Honolulu : East-West Center, 2011)
    This paper sheds light on the activities of non-armed members of ethnic minorities in Burma, insufficiently studied actors in the conventional study of ethnic politics in Burma that has long been dominated by a focus on ...
  • Croissant, Aurel; Kuehn, David; Lorenz, Philip (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2012)
    In recent decades, several East Asian nations have undergone democratic transitions accompanied by changes in the balance of power between civilian elites and military leaders. These developments have not followed a single ...
  • Sutter, Robert G. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    This study argues that overt U.S. competition with China for influence in Asia is unwelcome, counterproductive for U.S. interests, and unwarranted given the limited challenge posed by China’s rise. U.S. policymakers should ...
  • Shah, Saubhagya (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2008)
    Summary: This monograph analyzes the role of civil society in the massive political mobilization and upheavals of 2006 in Nepal that swept away King Gyanendra's direct rule and dramatically altered the structure and character ...
  • Das, Samir Kumar (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    This monograph examines the role of civil society groups in peace building in three conflict regions in India's Northeast—Assam, Naga Hills/Nagaland, and Mizo Hills/Mizoram. These political conflicts are complex with each ...
  • Chauvel, Richard (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    Papuan nationalism is stronger today than it was in 1961, when the Morning Star flag was first raised. Its evolution as a political force is a crucial factor in any analysis of relations between the Indonesian government ...
  • Manoharan, N. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    This study investigates the efficacy of counterterrorism laws in democracies by taking the highly pertinent case of Sri Lanka as an example. It compares the use of counterterrorism laws by the Sri Lankan state against two ...
  • Hangen, Susan (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    This study explores the ethnic dimension of the challenges that Nepal currently faces. Although Nepal has made substantial progress toward regaining political stability since April 2006, ethnic conflict has become a major ...
  • Wignaraja, Ganeshan (Honolulu : East-West Center, 2011)
    This paper undertakes a comparative empirical assessment of economic reforms and exports in the rising Asian giants, China and India. It explores the past record and future challenges. In recent years, China has surged ...
  • Sarvananthan, Muttukrishna (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center in Washington, 2007)
    This monograph examines the nature, extent, and causes of economic and social decline in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces—a region that has endured civil war between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation ...
  • Haggard, Stephan; Noland, Marcus (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2011)
    This monograph reviews the efficacy of economic statecraft vis-à-vis North Korea, with a particular focus on the use of sanctions and inducements on the part of the United States in seeking to achieve nonproliferation and ...
  • Uyangoda, Jayadeva (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict has become protracted and intractable. The twenty-five-year-old civil war has been interrupted numerous times for a negotiated peace and political settlement, yet the conflict has defied ...
  • Leibold, James (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2013)
    Following significant interethnic violence beginning in 2008, Chinese intellectuals and policymakers are now engaged in unprecedented debate over the future direction of their country's ethnic policies. This study attempts ...
  • Shichor, Yitzhak (2009)
    Beginning in 1949, China responded to so-called Uyghur separatism and the quest for Eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang) independence as a domestic problem. Since the mid-1990s, however, when it became aware of the international ...

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