Trade

Scholarly Publications

ASEAN between China and America: Is It Time to Try Horsing the Cow?

February 2017

Admirers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are impressed with the fact that it continues to exist and that an outright war has never broken out between its members.

Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan

August 2015

Improving the environment for business is an important part of the growth strategy of Abenomics.

The Politics of Commoditization in Global ICT Industries: A Political Economy Explanation of the Rise of Apple, Google, and Industry Disruptors

February 2015

The global Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry has experienced a rapid, radical reorganization of industry leaders and business models—most recently in mobile.

Other Publications

Surviving the Trump-Moon Summit

July 2017

In the days leading up to the Washington summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, the tension in Seoul was hard to escape.

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Trump and Abe are Natural Allies

February 2017

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Stanford assistant professor Phillip Y.

News

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: International Affairs and Trade Relations Experts Elucidate the Conflict between the Two U.S. Allies

October 2019

The recent escalation of diplomatic and trade disputes between South Korea and Japan has alarmed numerous observers and is rather confusing to many around the world to whom the two countries seem...

Video: David M. Lampton on U.S.-China Relations

October 2019

Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow David M.

Unpacking the Escalating U.S.-China Conflict: Q&A with David M. Lampton

August 2019

The U.S.-China relationship is in a dangerous downward spiral.

Events

Binary Choices: U.S.-China Strategic Competition and the Korean Peninsula

December 4, 2019

U.S.-China relations have evolved from past templates of  "responsible stakeholder" and "G2" to new ones emphasizing strategic competition.  What is the impact of this competition for broader...

North Korea's Economic Openness: Implications for Inter-Korea and U.S. Cooperation

November 4, 2019

North Korea’s international trade has increased by more than three times since mid-1990's.

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: Escalating Friction Amidst an Uncertain World

September 10, 2019

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Projects

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
English

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 This project is completed, October 2014-October 2019. Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.
English

Multimedia

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

America's Pacific Future is Happening Now

April 2016

Audio from "America's Pacific Future is Happening Now," remarks from Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and a Q&A with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, on April 21.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 2016

Video and transcript from the event "U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership" on Feb. 16, 2016.

People

Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow