Takeo Hoshi, a senior fellow at FSI in residence at Shorenstein APARC, analyzes Japan’s fiscal condition and develops future tax and budget-tightening alternatives in a new journal article. He argues Japan’s situation is not sustainable, suggesting fiscal reform is necessary in order to maintain current living standards and public services.
Dr. Dominik Mueller, hosted by SEAF in 2013, is back in the Department of Anthropology at Goethe University in Frankurt. His revised dissertation will be published in January 2014 as Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS. A recent article by him on this topic is linked on this site under "Publications."
David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies Program, said that China's primary purpose in boosting trade and other ties with North Korea was not increased influence per se but the avoidance of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. Contrary to official rhetoric on both sides, he noted, the two countries remain wary of each other.
Asia's demographic landscape is changing in a big way, presenting policymakers with new challenges and questions. Shorenstein APARC focused its third annual Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue on addressing the possible economic, social, and security implications of Asia’s unprecedented demographic transition. The final report from this event is now available for free download.