A brain trust on Asia-Pacific issues
Shorenstein APARC helps deepen U.S.-Asia dialogue and improve policy responses to the challenges facing Asian nations and U.S.-Asia relations by providing Asia-Pacific-focused evidence, analysis, and thought leadership, and by creating opportunities for constructive interaction between U.S. leaders and their Asian counterparts.
Select Policy Research and Outreach
White House Top Asia Policy Officials Discuss U.S. China Strategy
National Security Council’s Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger describe the shifting U.S. strategic focus on Asia and the Biden administration’s approach to engaging an assertive China.
Congressional Testimony: Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan
China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, offering policy recommendations.
Sensitizing Policymakers to Plausible Strategic Disruptions
South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore explains why U.S. Policymakers take a risk in assuming the fixity of Indian strategic preferences, analyzing alternative futures of India that may pose challenges to U.S. security interests.
Bridging Asia Research and Policy
What can be done to promote inter-Korean sustainable engagement? What are the sources of instability and conflict in highly centralized authoritarian regimes? How will precision health and population aging shape the future well-being of Asia’s societies? What do new technologies mean for the future of work in East Asia, and how can we promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the region?
At Shorenstein APARC, we promote academic as well as policy-relevant research and our scholars often draw policy implications from their findings. While we are not a think tank, policy outreach is core to our mission and we see it as our responsibility to actively engage decision makers and to bring Asia-Pacific scholarship to bear on policy debates and agendas. Located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and drawing on the strengths of our Stanford base, the Center is a natural bridge between Asia research and policy on wide-ranging issues, including demographic change, education, entrepreneurship, innovation, political economy, political violence, and regional security.
Our goals are to provide nuanced context to stakeholders who shape Asia-focused policy and practice on these topics and to deepen understanding and cooperation between the United States and Asian nations. To meet these goals, we focus on the following activities:
International Research Collaborations and Policy Recommendations
We lead joint research initiatives with Asia experts from around the world and with Asian scholars and practitioners. We also offer policy recommendations and conduct policy evaluations that we publish in expert briefs and reports.
Policy Reports and Dialogues
We produce policy papers and convene leading academics, government officials, and security experts at Track 1.5 workshops and other forums to examine candidly issues of vital national and regional interest.