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East-West Dialogue, a project of the East-West Center, fosters discussion and debate of key issues in Asia-U.S. economic relations. The Dialogue seeks to develop and promote innovative policy, business, and civic initiatives to enhance this critical partnership. This is first and foremost an online publication and discussion forum. A print version is also available.

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    Shaping the G20 agenda in Asia : the 2010 Seoul summit
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2010-04) SaKong, Il ; Bhattacharya, Amar ; Abidin, Mahani Zainal ; Noland, Marcus
    The latest issue of East-West Dialogue features Il SaKong, Chairman of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit, Republic of Korea. In his article, Looking Toward the 2010 Seoul G20 Summit, he discusses emerging issues on the agenda for the November 2010 Summit in Seoul and efforts to build the G20 into an effective, durable institution. Responses to SaKong's article are provided by Amar Bhattacharya, Director of the G24 Secretariat (Enhancing the G20's Inclusion and Outreach); Mahani Zainal Abidin, Director-General and CEO, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia (The G20: Just Another Annual Get-Together of Leaders?); and Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics and East-West Center (Vying for the G20's Attention). The mission of the East-West Dialogue (convened by Peter Petri of Brandeis International Business School and East-West Center) is to generate insights for deepening the Pacific partnership based on regionwide discussion and debate. Visit EastWestCenter.org/ewdialogue for previous issues and more information.
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    Climate commitments to 2050: a roadmap for China (Special topic for the Copenhagen climate talks)
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2009-12) Zhang, ZhongXiang ; Chung, Raekwon ; Howes, Stephen ; Hufbauer, Gary Clyde ; Kim, Jisun
    Special topic for the Copenhagen climate talks. In this issue: Lead Article - Climate Commitments to 2050: A Roadmap for China - ZhongXiang Zhang, Senior Fellow, East-West Center, provides an exposition of the likely Chinese negotiating position for international climate talks. Zhang discusses the significance of 2030 as a target date for an absolute emissions cap and advocates for three transitional periods of increasing climate obligations before China could meet an absolute emissions caps. - Prospects for International Climate Negotiations: Copenhagen and Beyond - Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Jisun Kim, Research Assistant, Peterson Institute for International Economics, respond to Zhang and also discuss wider issues in international climate talks and provide their speculation on the prospects for the Copenhagen talks. - China Is Willing, but on What Terms? - Raekwon Chung, Climate Change Ambassador, South Korea, discusses the uncertainty of emissions trajectory and the legal nature of a "binding" commitment. - Common Ground Must Be Found, and Fast - Stephen Howes, Professor, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, focuses on the urgency of making commitments for 2013.
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    How the Asia Pacific can drive the global recovery
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2009-11) Petri, Peter A. ; Dobson, Wendy ; Huang, Yiping ; Soesastro, Hadi ; Wihardja, Maria Monica
    The transition to a new, sustained global growth path is still precarious and will require concerted policy actions by many countries. Leadership by the G-20 will be essential for coordinating the global effort. But due to the central importance of the Asia Pacific in the world economy, regional institutions such as ASEAN+3, ASEAN+6, and APEC could also play large roles in the next phase of the recovery. Interdependence in the Asia Pacific region is now often seen as a source of risk, but it also connects the most powerful technological, financial, and productive resources ever assembled in history. Asia Pacific institutions should not miss the opportunity to address the present crisis. By working together, Asia Pacific governments could send a powerful signal to markets that they intend to cooperate and will hold each other accountable for keeping growth on track. This issue of the East-West Dialogue summarizes the findings of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council's (PECC) Taskforce on the Global Economic Crisis. The full report of this taskforce will become available from PECC during the first half of 2010. Further information is available on www.pecc.org/economic-crisis/.
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    How (and why) the United States should help to build the ASEAN economic community
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2008-09) Plummer, Michael G. ; Mahbubani, Kishore ; Sussangkarn, Chalongphob ; Marciel, Scot A.
    Michael Plummer leads this issue of East-West Dialogue with a call for ambitious new initiatives leading to a U.S.-ASEAN economic space and a U.S.-ASEAN partnership fund to deepen civic and cultural ties. Plummer is joined by other expert commentators who agree the relationship is vital and offer further suggestions, confirming that gains from a deeper partnership are mutual and that the region is receptive to U.S. initiatives. Commentaries: ASEAN-U.S. Cooperation in Building the ASEAN Economic Community by Scot A. Marciel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs; The American-ASEAN Relationship by Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and former Ambassador to the United Nations from Singapore; Revitalizing ASEAN Competitiveness by Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Minister of Finance of Thailand (2007) and President, Thailand Development Research Institute (1996-2007). East-West Dialogue, a project of the East-West Center, fosters discussion and debate of key issues in Asia-U.S. economic relations. The Dialogue seeks to develop and promote innovative policy, business, and civic initiatives to enhance this critical partnership. What do YOU think? Join the Dialogue on this issue's discussion page, where you can leave a comment and read comments from others.
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    Renewing the Pacific partnership
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2007-09) Morrison, Charles Edward ; Bark, Taeho ; Drysdale, Peter ; Dingli, Shen ; Petri, Peter A.
    In Issue 1, Charles E. Morrison and Peter A. Petri argue that the chemistry of Asia-U.S. relations is failing and suggest strengthening regional institutions and public diplomacy to invigorate it. Commentaries by Taeho Bark (South Korea), Peter Drysdale (Australia) and Shen Dingli (China) support the importance of a partnership, but see different priorities for it.
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