Skip to:


Scholarly Publications

ASEAN between China and America: Is It Time to Try Horsing the Cow?

February 2017

Admirers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are impressed with the fact that it continues to exist and that an outright war has never broken out between its members.

Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan

August 2015

Improving the environment for business is an important part of the growth strategy of Abenomics.

The Politics of Commoditization in Global ICT Industries: A Political Economy Explanation of the Rise of Apple, Google, and Industry Disruptors

February 2015

The global Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry has experienced a rapid, radical reorganization of industry leaders and business models—most recently in mobile.

Other Publications

Surviving the Trump-Moon Summit

July 2017

In the days leading up to the Washington summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, the tension in Seoul was hard to escape.

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Trump and Abe are Natural Allies

February 2017

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Stanford assistant professor Phillip Y.


Trump's Asia Trip

November 2017

Commenting on President Trump's twelve-day trip to Asia, FSI senior fellow and director of the Southeast Asia Program at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Donald K.

Trump Arrives in China

November 2017

Former U.S.

Shorenstein APARC experts assess the Trump-Moon summit, bilateral challenges

July 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S.


AIIB After Two Years

March 22, 2018

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commenced operations on January 16, 2016. The Bank has approved 24 projects totaling US$4.26 billion to date.

Taiwanese investment in China vis-a-vis the Chinese investment in Taiwan

March 12, 2018

Cross-Strait economic activities are no longer one-dimensional.

Bold Strategy or Irrational Exuberance: Can China's Fiscal Foundations Support the Belt and Road Initiative?

March 12, 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a project of breathtaking scale that aims to reshape economic geography and enhance China’s centrality in the world.  Estimates for the costs of infrastructure...


China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 [Stanford Silicon Valley - New Japan Project Website]  Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.

Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.


The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

America's Pacific Future is Happening Now

April 2016

Audio from "America's Pacific Future is Happening Now," remarks from Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and a Q&A with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, on April 21.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 2016

Video and transcript from the event "U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership" on Feb. 16, 2016.


Kharis Templeman Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy & Security Project, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science