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Ongoing Projects

Trump Administration and US-Asia Pacific Relations Slider. Image: Caitlin BrophyThe Trump Administration & US-Asia Pacific Relations

The Trump Administration & US-Asia Pacific Relations project tracks statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations under the President Trump administration. Statements made by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (2017-2018) can be found here.  



Finished Projects

Banner for 2016 Candidates Tracker. Image: East-West Center in Washington2016 Presidential Campaigns on Asia

The 2016 Presidential Campaigns on Asia tracker highlighted mentions of Asia Pacific issues by Democratic and Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates in speeches, campaign documents, and debates. 


Banner image for the Acronyms Project. Image: East-West Center in Washington.Acronyms of the Asia Pacific

The Acronyms Project provides plain-language explanations of common acronyms from the Asia Pacific policy world. 



Philippine Flag. Image: CC0 Public Domain on Pixabay The US in the 2016 Philippines Election

How does America factor into elections in Asia? This special feature highlighted how the US was discussed by the candidate of the Philippines 2016 Presidential Election, which took place on May 9, 2016. Explore below each candidate's background and experience in the US, as well as his or her positions on US-related issues.


 Asia Reacts to... Series

 The Asia Reacts to... series highlights how various Asian media are reacting to US politics, policy and major events. Past topics within the series include: 

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Trip to India and the Philippines
Secretary of State John Kerry's Historic Visit to Hiroshima
Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea
 Nominations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump 
 Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech
 President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam
President Barack Obama's Historic Visit to Hiroshima
 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Fourth Visit to the United States
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment
2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia 
 First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election
Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election
 Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election
 Election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States
President-Elect Donald Trump's Talks with Asian Leaders

Past Contributors: Tara Duane, Stephanie Gill, Orrie Johan, Amy Lau,  Jaichung Lee, Antonio Liao, Linnea Logie, Alison Ma, Karen Mascarinas, Khun Nyan "Joyjoy" Min Htet, Andrea Moneton, Melissa Newcomb, Phan Hong Anh Pham, Meihua Roy, Steven Shao, and Xiaoyi Wang.