Policy Analysis

Scholarly Publications

ASEAN's Futures

July 2017

The future of ASEAN is necessarily unknown. Its futures, however, can be guessed with less risk of being wrong.

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.

The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

August 2011

Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not?

Other Publications

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...

News

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.

Opposition Party Building and Electoral Competition in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Malaysia

May 2019

As a 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, I have been working on my book manuscript Pathways to Power: Opposition Party and Coalition...

Reflections on Journalism Across Asia

April 2017

Emerging technologies, stemming from the heart of Silicon Valley and extending to Asia and beyond, have pushed the bounds of how stories are told by journalists and the way in which readers...

Events

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

December 12, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Under what conditions is decentralization most likely to foster development and reduce poverty?  Plausible answers include:  a...

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...

Economic Development in Laos and Vietnam: Growth, Reform, and the WTO

February 6, 2013

The fastest growing economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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.

High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam," on Feb.