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International Support for a Nation in Crisis: Scot Marciel Examines Myanmar’s Struggles Toward a Democratic Future
As Myanmar continues to grapple with the aftermath of the 2021 military coup, APARC’s Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow Scot Marciel explores the fundamental challenges that Myanmar must address and the role the international community can play in supporting the Myanmar people's aspirations for a more hopeful nation.
Remarks by Donald K. Emmerson
Housed within the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the lab will pioneer evidence-based policy research to help Asian nations forge pathways to a future characterized by social, cultural, economic, and political maturity and advance U.S.-Asia dialogue.
Despite the Popularity of Manga and Anime, Kiyoteru Tsutsui Feels the Decline of Japanese Studies in the United States
Professor Kiyoteru Tsutsui, a recipient of the Suntory Prize for Arts and Letters and the Ishibashi Tanzan Prize, is a member of the third cohort of the U.S.-Japan Next Generation Network, an exchange program of policy experts from the United States and Japan launched in 2009 by the Mansfield Foundation in the United States in cooperation with the Japan Foundation. As a participant in the network, he explores the state of Japanese studies in the United States.
U.S.-Taiwan semiconductor collaboration would allow the United States to deepen its commitment to Taiwans’ democracy and help deter threats to end it, argue Kharis Templemena and Oriana Skylar Mastro in a new report.
In the 'Journal of Theoretical Politics,' Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro and co-author David Siegel offer a new formal model of wartime negotiations to explain why states may choose to delay or avoid talks in favor of indirect forms of bargaining. They illustrate the model’s balance using case study evidence of North Vietnam’s approach during the Vietnam War and historical examples from other cases.
The award, established by the Air Force Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization, recognizes Mastro’s expertise as a China scholar and foreign defense analyst, as well as her leadership, job performance, self-improvement, and base and community involvement.
Trans-Altai Sustainability Dialogue Brings Together Scholars and Policymakers to Promote Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
The Trans-Altai Sustainability Dialogue, part of a joint initiative by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future, convened at the State Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to stimulate cooperative action to expedite the implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment, the fifth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals underlying the United Nations-adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Urgent Choices: Stanford Sociologist’s Book Examines Korea's Path to Democratic Advancement and Global Leadership
In his new book, Gi-Wook Shin explores the challenges and possibilities for Korea's democracy and national vision for its future development.
In this interview, Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Jianan Yang discusses her research into the economics of patient behavior and the pharmaceutical industry in developing countries.
At a meeting of U.S. ambassadors with a panel of experts from Stanford, both parties stressed the importance of consistent U.S. engagement with the region and considered the capacity of ASEAN to act on critical issues facing its member states.
APARC commemorated its 40th anniversary with a two-day conference, “Asia in 2030, APARC@40.” At the event, which concluded the Center’s six-part anniversary series, speakers recognized the accomplishments of the past four decades and examined key forces affecting Asia’s present and shaping its future.
In this interview, Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow on Contemporary Asia Aidan Milliff discusses his research into the cognitive, emotional, and social forces that shape political violence, forced migration, post-violence politics, and the politics of South Asia.
The Parliament of Mongolia is convening the Trans-Altai Sustainability Dialogue on June 13-14, 2023, along with Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future, and Ewha Womans University as co-hosts. The joint gathering will spur new research and policy partnerships between experts from the United States and Asia on gender equality in higher education and government and empower youth to become leaders who advance the sustainable development agenda.
We are thrilled to welcome seven outstanding scholars supported through our multiple fellowship offerings, including postdoctoral fellowships on Japan, Korea, and contemporary Asia, the Lee Kong Chian Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia, and APARC's Predoctoral Fellowship and Diversity Grant.
In the fifth installment of a series recognizing the 40th anniversary of Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the Korea Program gathered scholars and notable speakers from the Korean film industry, including screenwriter Ji Eun Park and actor Byung Hun Lee. The half-day conference provided an opportunity to consider the future of the Korean wave of popular culture, or hallyu, and its global implications.
Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar discusses the prospects for arms control and deterrence strategies in an era when the United States is grappling with the challenges of managing a three-way nuclear rivalry and maintaining global stability.
Depopulation is a concern shared by Japan and South Korea. Immigration of high-skilled labor could be a solution for mitigating it. In this regard, Japan SPOTLIGHT interviewed Prof. Gi-Wook Shin, who is working on a new research initiative seeking to examine the potential benefits of talent flows in the Asia-Pacific region.
Payne Distinguished Fellow Explores Japan’s Deterrence Dilemma Amid Rising Asia-Pacific Security Threats
As Japan looks to increase military spending to levels not seen since World War II, Professor Ryosei Kokubun, the Spring 2023 Payne Distinguished Fellow, considers Tokyo’s security policy and how it can balance deterrence and interaction to maintain stability in the era of U.S.-China strategic competition.
Sponsored by Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the 22nd annual Shorenstein Journalism Award honors The Caravan, India’s reputed long-form narrative journalism magazine of politics and culture, for its steadfast coverage that champions accountability and media independence in the face of India's democratic backsliding.
Emergent technology such as artificial intelligence will shape the next several decades. APARC’s China Program spoke with Vinod Khosla, co-founder of SUN Microsystems, who believes that the rapid pace of technological advance is bringing us to the brink of a "tech war."
Biden needs South Korean support for U.S. geopolitical efforts, whereas Yoon hopes to resolve contentious domestic issues with support from Biden.
This report focuses on 10 Southeast Asian economies and how the distribution of monetary capital to each country is influenced by the degree to which it has adopted liberal democratic institutions and systems. It argues they need a new political economy that prioritizes financial inclusion, investment attraction, marginal productivity, trade expansion, political stability, and talented leaders who are able to facilitate the achievement of these goals.