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The Soft War That America Is Losing

January 2021

The US depends far more on its soft power than authoritarian China does. Once it is lost, it is hard to get back.

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

January 2021

Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...

How to Mitigate the Risks of Chinese Military Expansion in the Indian Ocean Region

January 2021

China’s expanding military capacity in the Indian Ocean region poses risks for the United States and its partners, writes South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore in 'The Washington Quarterly...

Japan's Three Most Consequential Events of 2020

January 2021

Abe's resignation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and delaying the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games have disrupted Japan's efforts to re-establish itself as a strong leader, both domestically and...

Japan's Challenges in the Next Year are Greater than its Opportunities

January 2021

Surging coronavirus cases and ongoing political scandals have docked Suga's approval ratings, but successfully handling the upcoming Olympics and taking further strides with the United States,...

Let's Keep it the 'Free and Open' Indo-Pacific

January 2021

Both Japan's Suga and the incoming Biden adminstration should maintain the language of the "free and open Indo-Pacific" for consistency and to signal their ongoing commitment to...

The Real Reason Biden’s Pick for Pentagon Chief is the Wrong Choice

December 2020

Does Joe Biden's choice of Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III for secretary of defense offer a "safe choice" at the expense of preparing a strong front in the great-power competition with...

How to Prevent Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Cost-Effectively

December 2020

Addressing the epidemic of chronic diseases in India and other low- and middle-income countries requires comprehensive evidence on the cost-effectiveness of health interventions, argue APARC’s Asia...

Biden Administration Will Rely On U.S. Allies for Support as Tensions with China Continue to Rise

December 2020

On the World Class Podcast, international security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro says conflict between China and Taiwan is plausible within the next 15 years, and the U.S. will likely be involved.

A Global Town Hall Welcomes America Back

December 2020

Despite the reversals of the Trump era, a flurry of online diplomacy served as a reminder that the U.S. is welcome in Southeast Asia writes Donald K. Emmerson in The Diplomat.

How Japan's Suga Can Build an Alliance to Counter China

December 2020

The strengths and weaknesses of the Quad

Free Nations Must Speak for Australia

December 2020

The Biden administration needs to rethink the entire nature of alliances for an era of heavy-handed economic diplomacy from Beijing says Oriana Skylar Mastro and Zack Cooper in an op-ed for the...

Nominations Open for 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2020

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...

China’s South China Sea Strategy Prioritizes Deterrence Against the US, Says Stanford Expert

December 2020

Analysis by FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro reveals that the Chinese military has taken a more active role in China’s South China Sea strategy, but not necessarily a more aggressive one.

Beijing’s Line on the South China Sea: “Nothing to See Here”

November 2020

China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.

Japan's Role Could Redefine Asia-Pacific Relations Under Biden and Suga

November 2020

President-elect Biden's early conversations with Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga seem to signal a renewed commitment to coordination on issues of security, environmentalism, human...

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses How Her Scholarship and Military Career Impact One Another

November 2020

An expert on Chinese military and security issues, Mastro also talks about how her learning style informs her teaching style.

University Entrepreneurship Programs May Not Increase Entrepreneurship Rates, Stanford Researchers Find

November 2020

A study by Yong Suk Lee, the deputy director of APARC’s Korea Program, and Management Science and Engineering professor Charles Eesley investigates the efficacy of two major Stanford entrepreneurship...

Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

November 2020

U.S. support will be strengthened, but Trump’s provocations will disappear.

Biden in Asia: America Together?

November 2020

Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson considers how the incoming Biden administration's "internationalization" agenda may affect U.S.-Asia relations and partnerships with...

Donald Emmerson Outlines Southeast Asia's Need to Balance Regional Politics and Influnce from China

November 2020

Southeast Asia Program Director Donald Emmerson joined the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for a discussion with Ann Marie Murphy on his new edited volume, "The Deer and the Dragon:...

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