APARC Publications

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Shorenstein APARC Publications

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3D mockup cover of the book 'The Logic of Governance in China'

Analyzing the Mechanisms in the Governance of China

Xueguang Zhou's book explains how China's centralized political system maintains governance, producing recognizable policy cycles that are obstacles to professionalism and the rule of law.
3D mockup cover of APARC's volume 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis'

Examining South Korea's Democratic Decline

In 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis,' experts from Korea and the US explore how illiberalism, populism, and polarization have eroded Korean democracy and affected Korean society and politics.
Cover of book "Drivers of Innovation"

Fostering Pathways to Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

In 'Drivers of Innovation,' scholars from the US and Asia explore education and finance policies conducive to accelerating entrepreneurship and developing human capital for innovation in Asian nations.

APARC Monograph Series with Stanford University Press

Jointly with Stanford University Press, the Center produces the series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, featuring academic research by our faculty and scholars.

APARC Books Distributed by Rowman & Littlefield

The Center produces books featuring policy-relevant research and analysis of developing issues by our scholars and affiliates. Titles in this series are distributed by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

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Oriana Skylar Mastro
Journal Articles

Reassurance and Deterrence in Asia

Oriana Skylar Mastro
Security Studies, 2022 November 4, 2022
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Journal Articles

How South Korea Can Contribute to the Defense of Taiwan

Oriana Skylar Mastro, Sungmin Cho
The Washington Quarterly , 2022 October 24, 2022
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Minilateral Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific

Arzan Tarapore, Oriana Skylar Mastro
Asia Policy, 2022 October 22, 2022

An Asia Policy roundtable co-edited by Arzan Tarapore, including an essay by Oriana Skylar Mastro.

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Book Chapters

Is China a Challenge to U.S. National Security?

Oriana Skylar Mastro
2022 August 18, 2022

A chapter in The China Questions 2: Critical Insights into US-China Relations, edited by Maria Adele Carrai, Jennifer Rudolph, and Michael Szonyi.

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White Papers

Defense, Deterrence, and the Role of Guam

Oriana Skylar Mastro
Hudson Institute, 2022 July 5, 2022

An essay in a Hudson Institute report, Defending Guam, edited by Rebeccah Heinreichs

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Understanding the Challenge of China’s Rise: Fixing Conceptual Confusion about Intentions

Oriana Skylar Mastro
Journal of Chinese Political Science, 2022 June 13, 2022
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Book Chapters

Chinese Grand Strategy

Oriana Skylar Mastro
2022 March 2, 2022

In Strategy in the Contemporary World, edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Jeannie L. Johnson, Oriana Skylar Mastro examines the evolution of Chinese grand strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping, its drivers, and its implications.

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China’s Grand Strategy

Oriana Skylar Mastro
Asia Policy, 2022 January 27, 2022

Oriana Skylar Mastro reviews Rush Doshi’s book The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021).

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Book Chapters

Nuclear Deterrence and the US-China Strategic Relationship

Oriana Skylar Mastro
2021 December 14, 2021

From Alliances, Nuclear Weapons and Escalation: Managing Deterrence in the 21st Century, edited by Stephan Frühling and Andrew O’Neil, published 2021 by ANU Press, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

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Policy Briefs

Military Competition With China: Harder Than the Cold War?

Oriana Skylar Mastro
SMA Perspectives, 2021 September 30, 2021
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Testimonies

The Precarious State of Cross-Strait Deterrence

Oriana Skylar Mastro
2021 February 18, 2021

Statement before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on “Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan”

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Teach What You Preach: A Comprehensive Guide to the Policy Memo as a Methods Teaching Tool

Oriana Skylar Mastro
Journal of Political Science Education, 2021 January 26, 2021

The policy memo is particularly suited for introducing basic methodological concepts to upper-division undergraduate students of political science, argues Oriana Skylar Mastro.

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Journal Articles

The PLA’s Evolving Role in China’s South China Sea Strategy

Oriana Skylar Mastro, Oriana Skylar Mastro
China Leadership Monitor, 2020 December 1, 2020

During the past eight months of the global COVID pandemic, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been active in promoting China’s claims in the South China Sea.  This essay evaluates PLA statements, military exercises and operations, and deployment of relevant platforms and weapons in the South China Sea during this period. I leverage Chinese-language sources in addition to my own operational knowledge from over a decade of military experience to provide greater context for these activities.

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