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
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.
Advancing Diversity and Transnationalism in South Korea
A new policy framework from APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin accounts for Korea’s increasingly diverse migrants and cultivates social capital for skilled foreigners, charting a course forward for a nation that is staring into a demographic abyss.
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.
Track 1.5 Dialogues
We convene American and Asian academics, government and military officials, and foreign policy, defense, and security specialists at Track 1.5 workshops and other forums where they discuss candidly issues of vital national and regional interest.
Forums for Leaders across Policy and Practice
We gather world leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to address complex problems facing Asian nations. These forums are designed to raise public understanding of the issues at stake and to generate and improve real-world action.