Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

  • Blog

    Synthetic Opioids, Mass Shootings, Prison Education: RAND Weekly Recap

    This weekly recap looks at fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, how to address mass shootings, higher education in prison, and more.

    Aug 30, 2019

  • The U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence transits international waters of the South China Sea with ships from India, Japan, and the Philippines, May 5, 2019, photo by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

    Report

    The Thickening Web of Asian Security Cooperation

    Key U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific have been strengthening their defense ties with regional actors over the past two decades. To what extent is this a response to the perceived threat of a rising, assertive China? And how will these new commitments affect the United States?

    Aug 29, 2019

  • Trade ministers and delegates from the remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) attend the TPP Ministerial Meeting during the APEC 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam November 9, 2017

    Commentary

    The Danger of Might Without Power

    A more forceful U.S. posture in the Asia-Pacific would likely strengthen America's long-term position in the region. The effort should rehabilitate key bilateral alliances, especially with Tokyo and Seoul, and compete with or at least supplement the roster of economic initiatives that China is advancing across the region.

    Feb 28, 2018

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania visit the Forbidden City with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017

    Commentary

    Sustaining America's Economic Strength in the Asia-Pacific: A Narrowing Window of Opportunity

    Ali Wyne urges President Trump to reassure U.S. allies that the United States has both the capacity and the willingness to maintain an enduring presence in the Asia-Pacific. That reassurance must be grounded in credible geo-economic pledges.

    Nov 8, 2017

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 17, 2017

    Commentary

    China Stressed a Growing Interest in Global Trade and Governance at Davos

    President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese leader to appear at the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum last week. He gave a keynote speech that defended global trade and criticized protectionism. His speech reflected, in part, the reality that China has profited enormously from decades of globalization.

    Jan 24, 2017

  • Japan's Self Defence Force holds an opening ceremony of a new military base on the island of Yonaguni in the Okinawa prefecture, March 28, 2016

    Commentary

    The Risks of an Accelerating Rivalry Between China and Japan

    China and Japan have a long history of antagonism but their competition for influence in Asia has recently expanded in the economic, diplomatic, and security domains. The U.S., although a staunch ally of Japan, has served as a mediator. Weakening the U.S. role could aggravate Sino-Japanese tensions to a destabilizing degree.

    Dec 12, 2016

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (center) poses for a photo with numerous Asian leaders before the East Asia Summit in Vientiane, Laos, September 8, 2016

    Commentary

    The Legacy Obama Leaves His Successor in Asia

    The U.S. pivot to the Indo-Pacific has improved U.S. popularity and influence, and positioned it for gains in regional economic, diplomatic, and military cooperation. The incoming administration would be wise to embrace these gains and build on them to preserve and further develop U.S. interests and influence in the region.

    Oct 26, 2016

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, in Beijing, November 11, 2014

    Commentary

    A Thaw in Asia

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raised hope for the near term that the leaders of both countries can ease tensions between Asia's two largest economies. This marked a welcome turn from the past few years, which saw a serious downturn in China-Japan relations.

    Nov 17, 2014

  • Sir Harold Evans and Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats at RAND's Politics Aside event

    Blog

    Amb. Robert D. Hormats Named Chair of CAPP Advisory Board

    Ambassador Robert D. Hormats has been named the chairman of the advisory board for the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy. He is currently vice chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc.

    May 19, 2014

  • Dissertation

    Can Economic Openness Inspire Better Corporate Governance? An Exploration of the Link between Openness and Corporate Governance based on the Asian Experience

    Explores the link between economic openness and companies' corporate governance practices in developing countries.

    Apr 29, 2013

  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013

    Commentary

    What to Expect from Obama and Abe's U.S.-Japan Summit

    To make this meeting successful, Washington and Tokyo will need to gain greater clarity on three broad areas: security, trade, and common values, writes Scott Harold.

    Feb 22, 2013

  • Marines board aircraft in preparation to support Operation Tomodachi

    Commentary

    Okinawa Remains an Intractable Thorn for US and Japan

    The relocation of the Marines is a first step toward a more sustainable US military presence in the Asia-Pacific. Yet policymakers in Washington and Tokyo should not expect this move to eliminate an enduring source of tension in US-Japanese relations, write Stacie L. Pettyjohn and Alan J. Vick.

    May 25, 2012

  • Report

    The United States, Japan, and Free Trade: Moving in the Same Direction?

    Assesses the factors contributing to the decisions by the United States and Japan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the meaning of those decisions for bilateral cooperation on trade expansion.

    Apr 23, 2012

  • Testimony

    Joint Anti-Access Operations: China's "System-of-Systems" Approach

    Testimony presented before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission on January 27, 2011.

    Jan 27, 2011

  • Commentary

    Tokyo's Leverage Over Pyongyang

    Published commentary by RAND staff: Tokyo's Leverage Over Pyongyang, in the Asian Wall Street Journal.

    Nov 21, 2006

  • Content

    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Rafiq Dossani

    Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in finance, Northwestern University; M.B.A. in finance & economics, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; B.A. in economics, St. Stephen's College, Delhi

  • Content

    Emily Ellinger

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in international relations, University of Edinburgh; B.A. in physics, Northwestern University

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    Cortez A. Cooper III

    Senior International/Defense Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Hawaii; B.A. in psychology, Davidson College

  • Content

    Mark A. Lorell

    Adjunct Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in modern European military and diplomatic history, University of Washington; M.A. in European military and diplomatic history, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in modern European history, Yale University

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  • APEC