APARC Policy

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Policy Outreach

Guiding decision makers on topical issues pertinent to Asia and strengthening U.S.-Asia relations

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.

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US Pacific Fleet seaman stands lookout on the flight deck as the Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) transits the Taiwan Strait during routine underway operations.

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.
An Indian Army soldier looking through a military monocular over hills in the background

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.
People walking at night in Myeongdong district of Seoul, South Korea

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:
Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston speaking with two researchers at the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China.

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.

Participants working collaboratively during a workshop on the future of ASEAN

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.

China Program and SCPKU Director Jean Oi in conversation with two attendees at the 2017 Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum.

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.