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Strategy in the South China Sea

June 2020

Donald K. Emmerson analyzes China’s tactics in the South China Sea and how the countries of Southeast Asia are reacting to the tensions in the disputed waterway.

China’s Incentives to Work Within the U.S.-led International Order Remain Compelling, Argues Thomas Fingar

April 2020

In a video Q&A, Fingar discusses the challenges for the U.S.-China relationship and the principles that shape China’s foreign policy and international behavior.

Policy Expert Thomas Fingar Discusses the Merits of Engagement with China

April 2020

Decoupling, according to Fingar, is not only inadvisable but also unattainable. 

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Meets with Stanford Experts

February 2020

APARC’s Southeast Asia Program recently hosted the U.S.

Video: Thomas Fingar on Past and Present Milestones in U.S.-China Relations

January 2020

In a recent interview with People's Daily Online, APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar reflects on some of the milestones in the developing and diversifying relationship between the United States and China...

APARC Delegation Visits Hanoi and Bangkok

December 2019

Southeast Asia, home to over 640 million people across 10 countries, is one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.

Shining Light on the Threats to Democracy and Human Rights in Asia

November 2019

Around the world, democracy is in retreat.

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: Donald K. Emmerson on Strategic Thinking in Southeast Asia

October 2019

What is strategic thinking? Are the foreign policies of some Southeast Asian states more strategic than those of others? If so, in what way, and with what implications for U.S.

Xi's Dilemma and China's Challenges at 70: Q&A with Andrew Walder

October 2019

Q: China is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule, and of course the strategic shifts in Chinese foreign policy throughout the years are much more visible than the...

FSI Scholars Among Signatories Urging Effective U.S. Policy Toward China

July 2019

A group of more than 100 leading American Asia specialists, former U.S.

U.S.-China Relations Fractious, Not Fragile, Says APARC Fellow

June 2019

Forty years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, the two superpowers are competing and contesting every arena, from trade to AI research and from...

China Economics Expert Urges Pragmatic Approach to U.S. Engagement with China

April 2019

 By 1978, after the “epic impoverishment” borne of Mao’s non-market, ideologically-driven economy, China was almost like “a hot air balloon [that had been held] ten feet underwater” and suddenly...

After Hanoi: APARC and CISAC Experts Discuss the Outcome of the Trump-Kim Summit and the Future of U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy

March 2019

Following the abrupt ending of the highly anticipated second bilateral summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, APARC and CISAC scholars evaluate the...

There’s a Silver Lining in the Clouds Over the North Korea Negotiations

March 2019

HANOI—On Thursday afternoon, as it became clear that lunch between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.

Why Walking Away from Kim's Deal May Have Been the Right Move

February 2019

President Trump caught the world by surprise once again yesterday with a decision not to sign a deal with his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Video Interview with Koret Fellow Andray Abrahamian

February 2019

We sat down with our 2018-19 Koret Fellow in Korean Studies Andray Abrahamian to discuss North Korea denuclearization and the approaching Trump-Kim second summit in Hanoi; Abrahamian's work with...

Podcast: Donald K. Emmerson on How Southeast Asian Nations Balance China-U.S. Relations

February 2019

As tension grows between China and the United States, its effects are felt across Asia. APARC's Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K.

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun Delivers First Public Address on U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy at a Shorenstein APARC Event

January 2019

The United States is prepared to pursue “simultaneously and in parallel” all of the commitments outlined at the Trump-Kim Singapore Summit, said the U.S.

Podcast: Elizabeth Economy on Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

January 2019

In her acclaimed book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, Chinese domestic and foreign policy expert Elizabeth Economy argues that Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a...

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun to Speak at Shorenstein APARC Event

January 2019

JANUARY 30 UPDATE A live video stream of the discussion with Stephen Biegun will be available through Shorenstein APARC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stanfordsaparc. Stephen Biegun, the...

Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

January 2019

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and of the Korea Program, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience.

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Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Portrait of David M. Lampton David M. Lampton Research Scholar at APARC
Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Visiting Scholar at APARC
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin