EAP in Global Asia
EAP Core Group members featured in Special Edition, "The East Asian Peace: How It Came About and What Threats Lie Ahead" of Global Asia journal.
Gender and armed conflict
EAP Core Group Members Elin Bjarnegård and Erik Melander and Research Associate Karen Brouneus publish "Gender, Peace and Armed Conflict" in the 2015 SIPRI Yearbook.
Film from the Singapore Conference
See this vivid report from our debates in Singapore at youtube.
EAP Advisory Board Chair Peter Wallensteen publishes "Comparing Conditions for Quality Peace" in
International Security Studies (also in Chinese).
Conflict in Thailand
EAP Program Leader Stein Tønnesson and EAP core group member Elin Bjarnegård publish "Why So Much Conflict in Thailand?" in the Thammasat Review journal.
EAP at ISA 2016
An EAP-led panel has been accepted for the 2016 International Studies Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia titled "Exploring the regional peace in East Asia and beyond".
EAP Program Leader Stein Tønnesson publishes "Deterrence,interdependence
and Sino–US peace" in International Area Studies Review journal.
EAP Program Leader Stein Tønnesson and EAP Research Associate Pavel K. Baev publish "Can Russia keep its special ties
with Vietnam while moving
closer and closer to China?" in International Area Studies Review journal.
EAP Research Associate Linus Hagström publishes "War is peace: the rearticulation of ‘peace’ in Japan’s China discourse" in Review of International Studies journal with Ulv Hanssen.
EAP Core Group member Isak Svensson publishes "What happens when peace processes fail or succeed?" in Rappler, Minda News, and The Philippine Star with Kristine Höglund.
EAP Research Associate Jong Kun Choi gives a talk at
the Institute for Security and Development Policy Forum in Stockholm on: "The Perils of North Korean Collapsism:
Why we need to focus on the denuclearization, and not the collapse, of North Korea".
Victims in Asia-Pacific
EAP core group member Holly L. Guthrey published a book in the Springer Transitional Justice series titled Victim Healing and Truth Commissions: Transforming Pain through Voice in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
EAP Core Group member Isak Svensson publishes "International Mediation Bias and Peacemaking: Taking Sides in Civil Wars" with Routledge.
EAP Research Associate Wang Dong published "The Xi-Obama Summit – What Comes Next in U.S.-China Relations" in China-U.S Focus.
EAP Advisory Board member Moon Chung-in and John Delury published "A Reunified Theory:Should We Welcome the Collapse of North Korea?" in Foreign Affairs.
China-S. Korea relations
U.S.-N. Korea relations
EAP Advisory Board member Moon Chung-in cited in "Moon: Obama lacks plan, qualified staff on N. Korea" in NK News.
East Asian Peace
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond publishes information about East Asian Peace program: "Östasiatisk fred i nytt ljus".
East Asian Peace
Program Leader Stein Tønnesson published "Article 9 and the East Asian Peace" on the PRIO blog.
Program Leader Stein Tønnesson delivers keynote speech at the International Conference on Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes in Pattani, Thailand.
EAP Research Associate Thitinan Pongsudhirak published "Thailand's descent must not lead to disintegration" in Nikkei Asian Review.
EAP Research Associate Thitinan Pongsudhirak published "Elections the worst outcome in Thailand, except for all the others" in the East Asia Forum.
EAP Research Associate Thitinan Pongsudhirak published "No luck for Yingluck as Thai elections nullified" in the East Asia Forum.
China foreign policy
EAP Advisory Board member Wang Yizhou published "China's new foreign policy: Transformations and challenges reflected in changing discourse" in the Asan Forum.
North-South Korea relations
North Korean politics
EAP Advisory Board member Prof Moon Chung-in published "Is Kim Jon Un the reformer, and the executed Uncle Jang Seong-Taek the reactionary?" in The World Post.
The EAP Program will hold its Third Annual Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. The conference will be hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Its theme will be "Can East Asia Remain Peaceful?"
EAP research associate Dr Hoang Anh Tuan published "Why the new Vietnamese–Indonesian strategic partnership will strengthen ASEAN" onEast Asia Forum.
EAP research associate Dr Hoang Anh Tuan published "High Hopes and New Realities for the Vietnam-US Relationship" in the Asia-Pacific Bulletin.
EAP research associate Rex Li published "National Identity and Changing Great Power Relations in the Asia-Pacific: Is a Cold War Emerging?" on The Asan Forum.
The EAP program core group has written a chapter titled “The fragile peace in East and South East Asia” in the SIPRI Yearbook 2013. The SIPRI Yearbook was published online and in print in July 2013. For our chapter, clickhere.
EAP research associate Dr Ren Xiao published "China Debates DPRK Policy" on Pacnet.
EAP research associate Dr Hoang Anh Tuan published "The Fragile and Vulnerable Foundation of the Sino-US Relationship" on Pacnet.
EAP Program leader Stein Tönnesson published an article "Steps Forward for China to Resolve its Disputes in the South China Sea" and a book review "The Ins and Outs of A Geopolitical Mess" in Global Asia.
The EAP Program organised two panels at ICAS8 in Macau: "Peace and Conflict Trends in East Asia and the World: A Quantitative-Qualitative Exchange" and "The East Asia Peace: Trends, institutionalised repression, conflict dynamics, and historical distrust"
The EAP Program organised its annual program workshop titled "the depth of the East Asian Peace" in Uppsala.
EAP research associate Prof. Keyuan Zou published “Building a 'Harmonious World': A Mission Impossible?” in Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies.
Several EAP program members have presented at the ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco. For an overview of the contributions, click here.
EAP research associate Dr Hoang Anh Tuan published Understand Xi Jinping’s Renaissance, Put it in Historical Context on PacNet.
EAP research associate Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak published Obama’s Southeast Asia visit: re-engaging with the region on East Asia Forum.
16-11-2012: Interview with EAP program leader Stein Tönnesson
Please click here to access the interview made in the aftermath of the EAP Second Annual Conference. It is published by The Korea Herald/Asia News Network.
The EAP Advisory Board held its Annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea where it discussed the proceedings of the EAP Program.
The EAP Program held its Second Annual Conference at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. The conference was hosted and co-organised by Yonsei University and is titled: Big Powers and Sustainable Peace: Will the East Asian Peace Hold?
Two New Books by East Asian Peace Researchers
EAP Research associate Mikael Weissmann published his book The East Asian Peace: Conflict Prevention and Informal Peacebuilding. Focusing on the Cold War period, it aims at developing an understanding of why the East Asian peace persists. To contribute to this understanding, Weissmann explores the informal processes within some of the region's potential military conflicts. It does so by comparing the Taiwan issue, the Korean nuclear conflict, and the South China Sea dispute.
EAP Advisory Board member Professor Moon Chung-in published his book The Sunshine Policy. In his book, Professor Moon Chung-in presents a definitive analysis of how South Korea’s President Kim Dea-jung developed and implemented his revolutionary Sunshine Policy. Kim introduced this policy in 1998 and claimed it was better to encourage North Korea to leave its isolation and confrontation rather than forcing it to such a change. This book addresses the challenges the policy faced and its existing potential for solving the impasse of relations between North and South Korea.
EAP core group member Isak Svensson posted the blog entry "Armed Conflicts in 2011: No progress towards the East Asian Peace" on the EAP Blog page.
03-07-2012 New blog: Political Violence at a Glance
Research associate Kristine Eck contributed her second entry to Barbara Walter and Erica Chenoweth's fascinating new blog "Political Violence at a Glance." Her previous entry was about Myanmar.
13-05-2012 - 14-05-2012
EAP program leader Stein Tönnesson organised a workshop on "Thailand's missing peace" hosted by PRIO, Oslo. Core group member Elin Bjarnegård and research associates Anders Engvall and Thitinan Pongsudhirak took part.
23-04-2012 - 24-03-2012
Stein Tönnesson, Timo Kivimäki and research associate Song Yann-Huei partook in the International Workshop on "Securing Maritime Peace in East Asia: The Role of International Law" in Preston, United Kingdom. The workshop is organised by research associate Zou Keyuan and co-funded by Lancashire Law School.
Professor Duncan McCargo has visited the program workshop in Bangkok to speak about “Further reflections on the Southern Thai conflict.”
09-03-2012 - 12-03-2012
The EAP Core Group has met with the Chair of the Advisory Board Peter Wallensteen and research associate Anders Engvall for a program workshop in Bangkok.
14-12-2011 / 16-12-2011
Core Group members Stein Tønnesson and Erik Melander will attend a workshop in Bangkok and Pattani organised by research associate Anders Engvall.
16-09-2011 / 18-09-2011
The EAP program holds its First Annual Conference in Uppsala, Sweden
31-03-2011 / 03-04-2011
The EAP program organises two EAP panels at the AAS/ICAS conference, Honolulu, Hawaii on East Asia’s Capitalist Peace, and China and the Capitalist Peace.
14-02-2011 / 16-02-2011
The EAP program organises a Core Group workshop in Bangkok, Thailand to kick off the programme.
Present: Stein Tönnesson, Erik Melander, Elin Bjarnegård, Isak Svensson, Peter Wallensteen, Susanne Schaftenaar.
Start of the East Asian peace programme!