APARC Publications

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Shorenstein APARC Publications

Sharing scholarship and insight on pressing Asia-Pacific topics

Our publishing program

We disseminate research and insight by the Shorenstein APARC intellectual community through an active publishing program that includes an array of books, working papers, and policy briefs. In addition, our faculty and researchers publish extensively in peer-reviewed, academic journals and in scholarly and trade presses. They also frequently provide commentary on newsworthy topics affecting Asia and U.S.-Asia relations.

Featured Publications

The book cover of The North Korean Conundrum

Balancing North Korean Human Rights and Nuclear Security

In 'The North Korean Conundrum.' experts examine the relationship between North Korean human rights and denuclearization, and how North Koreans’ limited access to information is part of the crisis.
Cover of the book 'The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era"

Analyzing Japan-Southeast Asia Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era

In Kiyoteru Tsutsui's and John D. Ciorciari's new edited volume, experts offer fresh perspectives on the relationship between Japan and Southeast Asian nations and the balance in the Indo-Pacific region.
Book cover showing a robotic hand holding an older human hand.

Exploring the Intersection of Demographics and Innovation in Asia

The new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' offers lessons from Asian nations about the challenges facing aging societies and the roles technology and innovation may play in rebalancing them.

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 In-House Series with the Brookings Institution Press

The Center produces a self-published book series featuring policy-relevant research and analysis by our scholars and affiliates. Titles in this series are distributed by Brookings Institution Press.

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Oriana Skylar Mastro
Book Chapters

Nuclear Deterrence and the US-China Strategic Relationship

Oriana Skylar Mastro
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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Testimonies

The Precarious State of Cross-Strait Deterrence

Oriana Skylar Mastro
2021

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

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Journal Articles

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

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

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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