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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

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The Taiwan Temptation: Why Beijing Might Resort to Force

Xi may believe he can regain control of Taiwan without jeopardizing his Chinese dream, and it would be difficult for the United States to alter China’s calculus, writes Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in Foreign Affairs magazine.
Kurt Campbell and Laura Rosenberger speaking at the 2021 Oksenberg Conference

Biden's Top Asia Policy Officials Discuss U.S. China Strategy

National Security Council’s Kurt Campbell and Laura Rosenberger describe the shifting U.S. strategic focus on Asia and the Biden administration’s approach to engaging an assertive China.
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How Ladakh Will Shape India’s Competition with China

India faces "the crisis after the crisis": balancing the heightened Chinese military threat on the northern border with the rapidly growing Chinese military presence in the Indian Ocean, writes Arzan Tarapore.

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About Us

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.


What We Do

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Pursue and publish interdisciplinary, social science-oriented scholarship from regional and global perspectives on issues of vital importance to the economies, foreign affairs, health, politics, and societal transitions of the Asia-Pacific.

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Support the next generation of Asia experts by offering fellowship and training opportunities to academics and practitioners, teaching Stanford courses, and bringing Asia-Pacific topics into high school and community college classrooms.

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Policy & Outreach

Illuminate Asia-Pacific-focused, policy-relevant problems and solutions and strengthen cooperation between counterparts in the United States and Asia by providing expert analysis, thought leadership, and constructive interaction.