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The AsiaPacific Issues are published by the East-West Center.  The eight-page papers in the AsiaPacific Issues series illuminate issues of broad interest or significant impact.  Written without jargon that would exclude nonspecialists, they report on the environment, international relations, domestic politics, human rights, population and health, economics, trade, and other areas of critical importance.
 
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Title

 

 

130

Policy Response to Low Fertility in China: Too Little, Too Late? April 2017

129

American Global Primacy and the Rise of India, March 2017

128

Does Unplanned Urbanization Pose a Disease Risk in Asia? The Case of Avian Influenza in Vietnam, January 2017

127

Land Tenure Security and Policy Tensions in Myanmar (Burma), October 2016

126

International Criminal Justice and Southeast Asia: Approaches To Ending Impunity for Mass Atrocities, September 2016

125

At the Crossroads: The TPP, AIIB, and Japan's Foreign Economic Strategy, May 2016

124

Beyond Manufacturing: Developing the Service Sector to Drive Growth in the PRC, May 2016

123

Mega-FTAs and the Trade-Security Nexus: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), March 2016

122

El Nino Strengthens in the Pacific: Preparing for the Impacts of Drought, December 2015

121

Alternative Waste Solutions for the Pacific Region: Learning from the Hawai'i Experience, November 2015

120

China's Hidden Obstacles to Socioeconomic Rebalancing, October 2015

119

The ASEAN Economic Community: What Stands in the Way? September 2015

118

Transforming the Regional Architecture: New Players and Challenges for the Pacific Islands, August 2015

117

North Korea and the Sony Hack: Exporting Instability Through Cyberspace, May 2015

116

The Asia-Pacific Cooperation Agenda: Moving from Regional Cooperation Toward Global Leadership, October 2014

115

Broadcasting Justice: Media Outreach at the Khmer Rouge Trials, July 2014

114

Rubber Plantations Expand in Mountainous Southeast Asia: What Are the Consequences for the Environment? May 2014

113

See No Evil: South Korean Labor Practices in North Korea, April 2014

112

Democratic Change and Forest Governance in the Asia Pacific: Implications for Myanmar, February 2014

111

Creating Korea's Future Economy: Innovation, Growth, and Korea-US Economic Relations, January 2014

110

South Korea's Response to Human Rights Abuses in North Korea: An Analysis of Policy Options, June 2013

109

Can a Growing Servces Sector Renew Asia's Economic Growth? April 2013

108

The Elusive Nature of North Korean Reform, February 2013

107

How Emerging Forms of Capitalism Are Changing the Global Economic Order, February 2013

106

More Security for Rising China, Less for Others? January 2013

105

A Double-Edged Sword: Information Technology in North Korea, October 2012

104

Terrorism in Perspective: An Assessment of 'Jihad Project' Trends in Indonesia, September 2012

103

Post-Crisis Japanese Nuclear Policy: From Top-Down Directives to Bottom-Up Activism, January 2012

102

Policy Concerns of Low Fertility for Military Planning in South Korea, November 2011

101

The End of 'Growth with Equity'? Economic Growth and Income Inequality in East Asia, July 2011

100

China's Innovation Policy Is a Wake-Up Call for America, May 2011

99

Population Aging and Economic Progress in Asia: A Bumpy Road Ahead? February 2011

98

In Search of Refuge: Pacific Islands, Climate-Induced Migration, and the Legal Frontier, January 2011

97

Land Rights in Cambodia: An Unfinished Reform, August 2010

96

Cities at Risk: Asia's Coastal Cities in an Age of Climate Change, July 2010

95

Is the Trial of 'Duch' a Catalyst for Change in Cambodia's Courts? June 2010

94

Very Low Fertility in Asia: Is There a Problem? Can It Be Solved? May 2010

93

Beyond the Truth: Can Reparations Move Peace and Justice Forward in Timor-Leste? March 2010

92

Crossing Borders, Changing Landscapes: Land-Use Dynamics in the Golden Triangle, December 2009

91

Forest Communities and REDD Climate Initiatives, October 2009

90

The New ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Toothless Tiger or Tentative First Step? September 2009

89

Why Science Alone Won't Solve the Climate Crisis: Managing Climate Risks in the Pacific, August 2009

88

Are the Farmers Always Right? Rethinking Assumptions Guiding Agricultural and Environmental Research in Southeast Asia, May 2009

87

North Korean Shipping: A Potential for WMD Proliferation? February 2009

86

Multitrack Integration in East Asian Trade: Noodle Bowl or Matrix? October 2008

85

Oil in Asia and the Pacific: Production, Consumption, Imports, and Policy Options, August 2008

84

How Does Son Preference Affect Populations in Asia? September 2007

83

Viable and Environment-Friendly Sources for Meeting South Asia's Growing Energy Needs, August 2007

82

Disincentives for Democratic Change in China, February 2007

81

Poverty Reduction in the 'Tribal Belt' of Eastern India, August 2006

80

'Justice on the Cheap' Revisited: The Failure of the Serious Crimes Trials in East Timor, May 2006

79

China and the Depreciating U.S. Dollar, January 2006

78

Banking Crises in East Asia: The Price Tag of Liberalization? November 2005

77

Can China Afford to Continue Its One-Child Policy? March 2005

76

What Motivates Regional Financial Cooperation in East Asia Today? February 2005

75

An India-Pakistan Detente: What It Could Mean for Sustainable Development in South Asia and Beyond, August 2004

74

The Politics of Environmental Policy with a Himalayan Example, June 2004

73

Tourism in a 'Borderless' World: The Singapore Experience, May 2004

72

"Failed State" and the War on Terror: Intervention in Solomon Islands, March 2004

71

Political Parties and Political Engineering in the Asia Pacific Region, December 2003

70

Asian Oil Market Outlook: Role of the Key Players, October 2003

69

The Move to Preferential Trade in the Western Pacific Rim, June 2003

68

HIV/AIDS in Asia, May 2003

67

Changing Korean Perceptions of the Post-Cold War Era and the U.S.-ROK Alliance, April 2003

66

Living with a Climate in Transition: Pacific Communities Plan for Today and Tomorrow, March 2003

65

Coast Guards: New Forces for Regional Order and Security, January 2003

64

The Demographic and Political Imperatives for Improving Crown-Maori Relations in Aotearoa-New Zealand, November 2002

63

Indoor Air Pollution: The Quiet Killer, October 2002

62

The Case for U.S. Leadership in Rebuilding Afghanistan, September 2002

61

Seeking Justice on the Cheap: Is the East Timor Tribunal Really a Model for the Future? August 2002

60

Managing Asia Pacific's Energy Dependence on the Middle East: Is There a Role for Central Asia? June 2002

59

China's Stat-Owned Enterprises: Thriving or Crumbling? March 2002

58

As Asia's Populati8on Ages, Worries Grow about the Future, January 2002

57

Putting the Pieces in Place for Japan's Economic Recovery, December 2001

56

"Deja Vu All Over Again?" Why Dialogue Won't Solve the Kashmir Dispute, November 2001

55

Terrorism and America: Five Asia Pacific Perspectives, October 2001

54

Japan's Uneasy Citizens and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, September 2001

53

Rough Waters in the South China Sea: Navigation Issues and Confidence-Building Measures, August 2001

52

Dysfunctional Democracy and the Dirty War in Sri Lanka, May 2001

51

APEC and the Environment: Civil Society in an Age of Globalization, March 2001

50

Undermining the WTO: The Case Against 'Open Sectoralism' February 2001

49

The Riel Value of Money: How the World's Only Attempt to Abolish Money Has Hindered Cambodia's Economic Development, January 2001

48

The Internet's Effect on Business Organization: Bane or Boon for Developing Asia? January 2001

47

How Blaming 'Slash and Burn' Farmers is Deforesting Mainland Southeast Asia, December 2000

46

The Future of E-Commerce in China, October 2000

45

Multilateralism and Regional Security: Can the ASEAN Regional Forum Really Make a Difference? August 2000

44

Natural Gas: The Fuel of the Future in Asia, June 2000

43

Domestic Politics Fuels Northeast Asian Maritime Disputes, April 2000

42

Potential Partners: India and the United States, December 1999

41

Japan at the Crossroads, September 1999

40

The Struggle for Free Trade, June 1999

39

Strapped for Cash, Asians Plunder their Forests and Endanger their Future, April 1999

38

International Response to Nuclear Tests in South Asia: The Need for a New Policy Framework, June 15, 1998

37

Russia's Media Revolution: From Party Control to Money Control, June 1, 1998

36

Indonesia in Crisis, May 1998

35

Global Lessons of the Asian Economic Crisis, March 1998

34

Toxic Waste: Hazardous to Asia's Health, November 1997

33

Will Population Change Sustain the 'Asian Economic Miracle'? October 1997

32

A New Era for Japan and the Pacific Islands: The Tokyo Summit, September 1997

31

China and Central Asia's Volatile Mix: Energy, Trade, and Ethnic Relations, May 1997

30

The Fallalcy of Global Sustainable Development, March 1997

29

Migrants on the Move in Asia, December 1996

28

The U.S. and Japan in APEC: Arena for Leadershop in Asia and the Pacific, August 1996

27

The China Syndrome: Rising Nationalism and Conflict with the West, May 1996

26

Nuclear Energy Thrives in Asia, November 1995

25

Chinese Women's Lives: Rhetoric and Reality, September 1995

24

Sweeping Changes Shape a New Pacific Asia, September 1995

23

The Rise of Global Intellectual Property Rights and their Impact on Asia, August 1995

22

Indonesia in the 1990s: More than Meets the Eye, August 1995

21

Memory Wars: The Politics of Remembering the Pacific War, July 1995

20

Pacific Transitions: Population and Change in Island Societies, July 1995

19

Energy Outlook to 2010: Asia-Pacific Demand, Supply, and Climate Change Implications, April 1995

18

China's Ethnic Reawakening, January 1995

17

A New Agenda for APEC: Setting up the 'Building Blocks' of Free Trade, October 1994

16

AIDS in Asia: The Gathering Storm, August 1994

15

Do Population Programs Violate Women's Human Rights? August 1994

14

Resource-Rich Central Asia Opens to the World, July 1994

13

Marketing the Rainforest: 'Green' Panacea or Red Herring? May 1994

12

U.S.-Japan Trade: Get Smart, Not Just Tough, April 1994

11

UN Peacekeeping Missions: The Lessons from Cambodia, March 1994

10

Looking for Pollution Where the People Are, January 1994

9

Pacific Summit in Seattle: Testing Clinton's Asia-Pacific Policy, November 1993

8

America's Trade: Markets Count More Than Deficits, October 1993

7

The High Costs of Environmental Loans, September 1993

6

Dear President Clinton: Voices from Asia and the Pacific, June 1993

5

The Challenges of Vietnam's Reconstruction, April 1993

4

South Korea's New President Faces Hard Times at Home and New International Demands, February 1993

3

Legislative Election in Taiwan May Pose Problems for United States and China, December 1992

2

Japan and the United States: Helping Each Other Cope with Change, November 1992

1

Japanese Emperor's Visit to China Sends Important Signals to the United States, October 1992

 

 

 

Source: The East-West Center