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[Top left] Gi-Wook Shin; [top right] Roberta Cohen; [bottom left] Tomás Ojea Quintana; [bottom right] Joon Oh

Using the UN to Create Accountability for Human Rights Crimes in North Korea

News / April 15, 2021
Experts on human rights agree that the UN needs to work through multiple channels to support ongoing investigations and build evidence for future litigations in order to create accountability and...
Cover of the book "From Mandate to Blueprint" and a portrait of Thomas Fingar

New Book by Thomas Fingar Offers Guidance to Government Appointees

News / April 13, 2021
Drawing on his experience implementing one of the most comprehensive reforms to the national security establishment, APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar provides newly appointed government officials with a...
South Korean men standing up, wearing face masks, holding hands and cheering

Gi-Wook Shin Discusses South Korean Ruling Party’s Local Election Losses on CNBC

Commentary / April 9, 2021
“The South Korean people gave the Moon administration a red card,” says APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin, predicting that containing soaring housing prices and other domestic challenges will be the...
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Tenth Annual Writing Prize in Korean Studies

News / April 9, 2021
The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The award carries a $1,000 cash prize.
Small flags of North Korea and China for sale near the China-North Korea border

China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

Commentary / April 2, 2021
Biden must force Beijing to cooperate fully with Washington or pivot to obvious obstruction writes FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in her latest op-ed for Foreign Affairs.
[Left] Gita Wirjawan and the Endgame logo; [Right] Donald K. Emmerson

ASEAN Centrality and the Way Forward: Donald Emmerson on Endgame

News / April 1, 2021
On the Endgame podcast, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson discusses the history and politics that have shaped Indonesia in the past and how that context now affects the country'...
People holding up images in protest

Terms of Engagement: Ambassador Scot Marciel on U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations

News / March 31, 2021
The book Ambassador Marciel is writing at Stanford examines policy issues from the implications of the Myanmar crisis to the future of America’s relations with other Southeast Asian nations and the...
[Left] Graphic of missile, Taiwan flag, and China flag; [Right] Oriana Skylar Mastro

No Credible Military Defense of Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro on the Munk Debates Podcast

News / March 31, 2021
The United States can no longer rely solely on its own military capability or influence to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan, argues Oriana Skylar Mastro on a new episode of the Munk Debates...
Protesters hold signs and chant slogans during a Black Lives Matters Peaceful March on June 14, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

What Japan and the U.S. Can Learn from Each Other

Commentary / March 23, 2021
Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explores the cost of racial division versus the cost of homogeneity by comparing the experiences of Japan and the United States.
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Statement Against the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

News / March 22, 2021
The constant exercise of care and vigilance, moral courage and fortitude, consideration and sympathy are all required to address this bane on our history and society.
Joe Biden in the Rose Garden

Biden’s Foreign Policy: What We Can Expect for China, Russia and Iran

News / March 17, 2021
On the World Class Podcast, experts discuss how the Biden Administration should navigate three of America’s most challenging bilateral relationships.
Spring blooms in the courtyard near History Corner, Stanford University.

APARC Names 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows

News / March 15, 2021
Political scientist Dr. Diana Stanescu and sociologist Mary-Collier Wilks will join APARC as Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia for the 2021-22 academic year.
[Left] Oriana Skylar Mastro; [Right] Logo for 'Policy, Guns, and Money: The ASPI Podcast'

Breaking Down Assumptions about China's Taiwan Strategy

News / March 12, 2021
FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joins the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's podcast to discuss how she sees China's strategy towards Taiwan and reunification changing as...
Demonstrators in South Korea sitting on the ground and carrying signs in Korean

Gi-Wook Shin on Racism in South Korea

Q&A / March 11, 2021
Protections against gender and sexual discrimination are increasing in South Korea, but addressing longstanding racial discriminations based in nationalism and building a multicultural identity still...
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China on the Great Hall of the People

What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

News / March 11, 2021
Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.
3D mockup of the book 'The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector'

New Book Reveals How China and the United States Engage the Private Sector to Deliver Public Goods

News / March 10, 2021
In their new book, APARC Deputy Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser of Harvard University seek to empower decision-makers to more wisely engage the private...
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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

News / March 5, 2021
Dr. Thomas Wright examines the recent history of US-China relations and what that might mean for the new administration.
Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

News / March 5, 2021
Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...
A naval ship in the South China Sea in the background fo two officers.

What Are China’s Leaders Saying About the South China Sea?

Commentary / February 23, 2021
The rhetoric weaves between cooperative and competitive, leaving the question of what – and who – to believe.
A Japanese robot prototype lifts a dummy patient

Robot Adoption Brings Benefits to Japan’s Aging Society

News / February 22, 2021
In one of the first studies of service sector robotics, APARC scholars examine the impacts of robots on nursing homes in Japan. They find that robot adoption may not be detrimental to labor and may...
Oriana Skylar Mastro testifies to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Taiwan deterrence.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

News / February 19, 2021
China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...
[Left] Postdoc Spotlight, Jeffrey Weng, Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, [Right] Jeffrey Weng

Postdoc Spotlight: Jeffrey Weng on Language and Society

Q&A / February 17, 2021
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Jeffrey Weng shares insights from his research into how language and society shape one another, particularly how the historical use of Mandarin...
Aircraft assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group fly over the South China Sea

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

Commentary / February 17, 2021
Beijing’s misapplication of international law in the disputed waters is more complex than it seems on the surface.
[Left] A nurse assists an elderly woman in a wheel chair; [Right] Oliver Hart

Public-Private Partnerships for Effective Healthcare: Theory and Practice

News / February 12, 2021
In its 2020-21 colloquium series, the Asia Health Policy Program weighs the balance, benefits, and considerations in providing health services through national governments and contracting with...

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