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  • 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 ...
  • Case, William (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2011)
    In an influential study, Fish and Kroenig argue that "overarching institutional designs" (i.e., presidential, parliamentary, and dual systems) tell us less about the prospects of a new democracy than does the particular ...
  • Jordan, Luke Simon; Koinis, Katerina (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2014)
    Despite their overall economic growth over the last few decades, countries across Asia still face the complex task of structural transformation. Low-income economies must build formal industrial and service sectors from ...
  • Rood, Steven (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    This study investigates the role of civil society in forging sustainable peace in Mindanao. It argues that civil society groups have the potential to make significant contributions to the management of the separatist ...
  • Schulze, Kirsten E. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    The province of Aceh is located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra in the Indonesian archipelago. Since 1976 it has been wracked by conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka; GAM), which is ...
  • Plummer, Michael G. (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2009)
    The economic crisis of 2008–09 has had a highly damaging effect on Asian economies. While it appears in the second half of 2009 that the worst of the crisis is over, expectations are that the region will revert to its ...
  • Huber, Konrad (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper examines the unprecedented role played by a nongovernmental organization, the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC), in facilitating negotiations between the Indonesian government and the armed ...
  • Aspinall, Edward (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    On August 15, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, representatives of the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, GAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to end the conflict in Aceh, ...
  • Chen, Tain-Jy; Gu, Yinghua (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013)
    This paper reexamines the concept of the "footloose industry" from the perspective of global production networks (GPNs). Among the players in these GPNs, contract manufacturers are believed to be the most footloose, as ...
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