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The Pivot before the Pivot: U.S. Strategy to Preserve the Power Balance in Asia

May 2016

The United States’ strategic reorientation toward the Asia Pacific began not under the Barack Obama administration, but under the George W. Bush administration.

Advancing U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

March 2016

An analysis of the foundations and future of the trilateral relationship from a U.S.

A Clear-Eyed Focus on our Interests: A guide for the Next President

February 2016

For the past two years, we have convened a bipartisan group of Hoover and Stanford scholars to better understand foreign policy challenges and develop a strategy for the next administration —...

Asymmetry of power and attention in alliance politics: the US–Republic of Korea case

February 2016

While power asymmetry typically defines security relationships between allies, there exist other forms of asymmetry that influence alliance politics.

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

February 2016

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema.

Behind the Comfort Women Agreement

January 2016

The breakthrough agreement on the comfort women issue between Japan and South Korea on Dec. 28, 2015, was the culmination of at least four years of negotiations between the two governments.

Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production

November 2015

Growing evidence demonstrates that climatic conditions can have a profound impact on the functioning of modern human societies, but effects on economic activity appear inconsistent.

Xi Jinping's Visit to Washington

September 2015

Chinese media will overstate the impact of Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States and American commentators will carp about the failure to resolve intractable issues, but the visit...

Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World

September 2015

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated a bold new policy of engaging states that had chosen to remain nonaligned in the Cold War.

Fourteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

September 2015

The fourteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

The Evolving Sino-American Relationship and the Korea Problem

August 2015

Distrust between the United States and China continues to grow in Northeast Asia.

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy

August 2015

Writing for the National Bureau of Asian Research, Daniel Sneider examines Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent attempts to revise Japan’s defense guidelines.

Why Status Matters in World Politics (book chapter)

March 2015

According to traditional theories of world politics, peaceful power transitions only happen when the rising power continues to profit from the institutional order held together by the material...

Thirteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

January 2015

The thirteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Korean Unification: An American View

December 2014

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains a potentially destabilizing element of the Korean Peninsula, making it difficult to construct a regional architecture that could help...

Taiwan’s Strategy for Regional Economic Integration

October 2014

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

September 2014

"Tailored Engagement" is a result of research and an earlier report by faculty members and researchers at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University.

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

Comparative Institutional Analysis: Theory, Corporations and East Asia. Selected Papers of Masahiko Aoki

January 2014

This volume collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career.

Asia's Middle Powers? The Identity and Regional Policy of South Korea and Vietnam

December 2013

South Korea and Vietnam established diplomatic relations only twenty years ago. Today these former adversaries enjoy unexpectedly cordial and rapidly expanding bilateral ties.

Reassessing the All-Volunteer Force

December 2013

Karl Eikenberry, former ambassador to Afghanistan and retired U.S.

Japan under the DPJ: The Politics of Transition and Governance

July 2013

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) came to power in 2009 with a commanding majority, ending fifty years of almost uninterrupted Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rule.

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Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Portrait of David M. Lampton David M. Lampton Research Scholar at APARC
Elaine Korzak Affiliate
Sean Kanuck Sean Kanuck Affiliate
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE