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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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Analyzing the Escalating Tensions Across the Taiwan Strait

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro examines Taiwan's accelerating slide toward a U.S.-China military flashpoint and the dynamics of deterrence in the region.
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New Book Examines the Threats to Korean Democracy

'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis' gathers scholars from the US and Korea to examine the roles of illiberalism, populism, and polarization in the country's democratic decline.
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The United States Needs to Up Its Economic Game in Southeast Asia

To sustain its influence in Southeast Asia, the US must re-energize its trade engagement with the region and enhance its role in Southeast Asian infrastructure, writes Ambassador Scot Marciel.

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Negotiating Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Asia | Spring 2022 Webinar Series

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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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Research

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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Education

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.