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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

September 23, 2020

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Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

September 23, 2020

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Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

April 1, 2020

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The North Korea Crisis

May 10, 2017

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Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

FREE TO ROCK: How Rock and Roll Helped to End the Cold War

May 3, 2016

This event is sponsored by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian...

The Paradoxes Of Post-Mao Rural Reform: Initial Steps Toward A New Countryside, 1976-81

May 6, 2014

The period from the arrest of the “gang of four” in October 1976 to the final step in the removal of Hua Guofeng in mid-1981 saw CCP rural policy go through a number of phases.

The Future of the US-Japan Alliance

April 2, 2014

WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY - PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR A SEAT The US-Japan alliance is the longest, most stable, and most indispensable alliance in the modern history of East Asia.  It has served as the...

Domestic Politics and the U.S.-South Korean Alliance: Historical Perspectives and Lessons

March 4, 2014

As in the United States, over the decades Korean domestic politics developed in dynamic ways that helped to shape the country’s foreign policy. In particular, Korea-U.S.

Powerful Patriots: China's Management of Anti-Japanese Protest, 1985-2012

February 6, 2014

China and Japan have entered a dangerous standoff in the East China Sea.

Mass Political Killing: Causes, Patterns and Moral Implications

January 29, 2014

Part II: Asia in the World Series The causes and moral implications of genocidal mass killings have, in the past couple of decades, become a major area of scholarly as well as popular debate and...

Chinese Military Aerospace and Maritime Development: Short-Range Tailwinds, Long-Range Headwinds

January 28, 2014

By any measure, China’s economy and defense budget are second only to those of the United States.

The Past And Future Of The World Economy: The Causes And Consequences of Industrial Cycles

January 22, 2014

Part I: Asia in the World Series Since the start of the Industrial Revolution the world economy has gone through a set of stages, or cycles, each defined by its leading centers, its major...

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

Postwar U.S.-Japan "Territorial" Issues and Their Contemporary Implications: Okinawa, Amami, Ogasawara, and the Senkakus

September 24, 2013

The territorial dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyutai islands now threatens to be the trigger for a deeper conflict between the two powerful Asian neighbors.

Drawing Lines in the Water: A Multimedia Presentation and Prognosis on the South China Sea

February 20, 2013

Gregory Poling will begin with a multimedia presentation highlighting the most important aspects of the South China Sea disputes, including the competing legal claims, recent clashes, and the oil,...

China's Maritime Periphery: Heading Toward Conflict

February 15, 2013

In recent years, China has had several confrontations with Vietnam, the Philippines and most recently Japan, over maritime sovereignty issues in the South and East China Seas.

Building Peace One Entrepreneur at a Time

February 13, 2013

An army officer turned social entrepreneur, Vivek Garg will share his transition from combat to economic development work and present three case studies on how he used economic tools to foster...

The Politics of Peace and Security in Northeast Asia: Lessons from Anti-Base Protests on Jeju Island

January 22, 2013

Why do government policymakers and peace activists often come to radically different conclusions on issues pertaining to peace and security?

Asia’s Role in the Global Economy and Challenges in 2013

January 10, 2013

Forecasting is a difficult profession. International economist David Hale and writer Lyric Hughes Hale do not claim they can foretell the future.

Colonialism and Patterns of Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary India

December 6, 2012

Why does ethnic violence in multi-ethnic states revolve around one identity rather than another?

Extremism and Double Standards: "Terrorists," "Rebels," and the State in Indonesia

December 5, 2012

How do jihadists and militant Papuan pro-independence groups in Indonesia analyze each other's behavior? How do government policies toward the two groups differ?

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...


oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Photo of Anna Zhang Anna Ruxi Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2020-21