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Global Affiliates Program Welcomes 2022-23 Fellows

News / September 27, 2022
Each year, the Global Affiliates Program hosts at APARC a cohort of qualified personnel nominated by our affiliate members, who send their talent to Stanford as visiting fellows for a year of research and enrichment.
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A Risky New Status Quo

Commentary / September 22, 2022
The tentative conciliatory steps between nuclear-armed rivals at the LAC are important, but come with riders for India.
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The flags of Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) members in ASEAN headquarter at Jalan Sisingamangaraja No.70A, South Jakarta, Indonesia. From left the flags of: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thail

How ASEAN Can Still Help on Myanmar

Commentary / September 21, 2022
The Southeast Asian bloc must make it clear that it will not accept the military junta’s sham election.
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Kerstin Norris

Research Assistant Spotlight: Kerstin Norris Examines Race and Racism in Asia with Gi-Wook Shin

Q&As / September 16, 2022
MA in East Asian Studies candidate Kerstin Norris spent the summer assisting APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin with his research on racial tensions in Asia. Looking to pursue a PhD in Sociology, Norris found tremendous value in a collaborative academic environment. We spoke with Norris about her experience as a research assistant and her time working with Dr. Shin.
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 South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol waves a national flag during the celebration of the 77th National Liberation Day at Presidential House on August 15, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.

The Path Ahead for Yoon

Commentary / September 15, 2022
How Korea’s New President Can Recover from His First 100 Days of Struggles
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2022-23 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellows to Explore Legacies of War in Southeast Asia, Islamic Law in Indonesia

News / September 13, 2022
Political scientist Jacques Bertrand and social anthropologist Reza Idria will join APARC as Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellows on Southeast Asia for the 2022-23 academic year.
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Stephen Kotkin joins the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as a senior fellow working at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.

Russian History Expert Stephen Kotkin Appointed FSI Senior Fellow

News / September 12, 2022
Kotkin’s research interests include authoritarianism, geopolitics, global political economy, and modernism in the arts and politics.
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Jerome He

Research Assistant Spotlight: Jerome He Examines Great Power Competition with Oriana Skylar Mastro

Q&As / September 9, 2022
Political Science major Jerome He ‘24, spent the summer assisting APARC Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro. He leveraged the opportunity to expand his knowledge of Chinese security issues and refine his research acumen. We spoke with He about his experience as a research assistant and his time working for Dr. Mastro.
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Incentivizing Quality of Care: New Study Shows Positive Outcomes in Taiwan’s Pay-for-Performance Diabetes Care Program

News / September 6, 2022
In the first study to evaluate pay-for-performance implementation at a hospital system in Taiwan, APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors reveal how incentive-based measures to ensure continuity and quality of care resulted in positive health outcomes.
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APARC Invites Fall 2023 Asia Studies Fellowship Applications

News / September 1, 2022
The Center offers a suite of fellowships for Asia researchers to begin fall quarter 2023. These include postdoctoral fellowships on contemporary Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, inaugural postdoctoral fellowships and visiting scholar positions with the newly launched Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab, and fellowships for experts on Southeast Asia.
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Assessing China’s Conventional and Unconventional Challenges to U.S. National Security

News / August 25, 2022
Providing a focused analysis of the challenges China poses to U.S. interests, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro offers readers a means to identify and understand the various strategic threats presented by the superpower on the rise.
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It’s Time to Help Myanmar’s Resistance Prevail

Commentary / August 24, 2022
The country’s brutal coup regime is no candidate for political compromise.
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China Hasn’t Reached the Peak of Its Power

Commentary / August 22, 2022
Why Beijing can afford to bide Its time
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A Taiwanese F-5 fighter jet is seen after taking off from Chihhang Air Base on August 06, 2022 in Taitung, Taiwan.

China’s Huge Exercises Around Taiwan Were a Rehearsal, Not a Signal, Says Oriana Skylar Mastro

Commentary / August 10, 2022
Nancy Pelosi’s visit was more pretext than provocation.
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Anti-coup protesters sit behind makeshift shields featuring an image of military junta leader Min Aung Hliang on March 02, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar.

Scot Marciel Testifies Before the International Parliamentary Inquiry into the Global Response to the Crisis in Myanmar

News / August 4, 2022
Even those countries and international organizations that have not supported the military junta in Myanmar have relied on flawed analysis and conventional diplomatic tools and approaches that do not fit the reality of the crisis in the country, argues Marciel, the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at APARC.
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Military Capabilities, Not Commitment, at Stake in Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro Examines Fallout From Pelosi's Visit

News / August 4, 2022
Political maneuvers like Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan only anger Beijing but ultimately do not address the key issue of whether the United States has the military capabilities needed to protect Taiwan, argues Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro.
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Scot Marciel Appointed Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

News / August 2, 2022
Marciel, a former senior U.S. diplomat, brings extensive experience in public policy focused on Southeast Asia. His appointment is based at FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
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Will Hallyu Swell to a Tidal Wave? Korea's Future as a Cultural Superpower

Commentary / August 1, 2022
The Korean Wave, which has unique characteristics and continues to evolve in intriguing directions, could become a first mover on the global cultural scene.
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Frontline Guam: Strategic Deterrence in the Westernmost U.S. Territory

News / July 27, 2022
Expanding upon classic deterrence strategies, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro proposes an underutilized path to deterrence in which Guam — a remote U.S. outpost that has become a strategic hub as tensions with China rise — would remain a crucial logistical waypoint, even in the face of potential Chinese missile attack.
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Assessing U.S. Force Posture in a Taiwan Contingency

Q&As / July 25, 2022
Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro talks to the Center For Advanced China Research about the risk of Chinese attacks on U.S. military bases in Asia at the outset of a Taiwan conflict, the likelihood of Japanese or NATO involvement in a war over Taiwan, the downsides of focusing on communicating resolve to defend Taiwan, whether the United States is “outgunned” by China, and more.
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Fixing Intelligence Failures: The Last Shah, the United States, and the View from Somewhere

News / July 21, 2022
Introducing a new conceptual framework for intelligence analysts, South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore offers an alternative to traditional intelligence-gathering axioms that helps explain the failure of U.S. assessments on the Iranian revolution and may benefit current policymakers in better leveraging intelligence to achieve strategic goals.
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Is America Too Troubled to Be Mindful of Indonesia?

Commentary / July 18, 2022
For long-term Jakarta and Washington relations, what will matter is not who will attend the 2022 G20 summit in Bali. It will be the names and plans of the Indonesians and Americans who will run and win in the national elections to be held in their respective countries in 2024.
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Reflections on the Assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Commentary / July 11, 2022
Abe was one of the most transformative political leaders in modern Japanese history, and his passing will change Japanese politics in a number of ways, most immediately shaking up internal politics within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. To honor Abe’s legacy, we all need to reassert our resolve to protect our democracy in Japan, the United States, and all over the world.
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Flanked by Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (L) and President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (R), U.S. President Joe Biden points towards the camera.

In Southeast Asia, the United States Needs to Up its Economic Game

Commentary / July 6, 2022
The harsh reality is that, even with still-strong security partnerships, it is hard to imagine the US being able to sustain its overall influence in the region if it continues to lose ground economically.
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New Approaches to Aging: Understanding and Managing Society-Level Characteristics in Elderly Populations

News / July 5, 2022
Broadening the existing scholarship on aging and the needs of different societal groups, Cynthia Chen, Visiting Scholar at APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program, presents nuanced and comprehensive aging metrics that account for the critical factors that influence societal function.
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