The Dialogue and Research Monitor is an inventory of policy-relevant dialogue and research publications on issues of pressing concern to East Asia. It focuses specifically on multilateral dialogues and research that relates to security (traditional, nontraditional, and human security) as well as to regional community building. The initiative is part of JCIE's broader efforts to better identify regional trends and help strengthen the intellectual underpinnings for greater regional cooperation and community building.
The Monitor was first launched in 1994 by Paul Evans, Shirley Yue, and a team of researchers at York University and then the University of British Columbia, with Ford Foundation funding. From 1998 onward, it was operated collaboratively by Evans' team and JCIE as part of the Asia Pacific Agenda Project (APAP), a consortium of policy research institutions in the Asia Pacific region that receives support from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The task of compiling and publishing the Monitor was eventually shifted to a team of researchers at JCIE.
Each issue of the Monitor includes an overview of trends in intellectual dialogue concerning East Asia and lists of major multilateral governmental and nongovernmental meetings as well as significant studies published that year. In order to allow readers to keep abreast of trends in the region, we have posted a list of links to the major organizers of East Asia–related multilateral dialogues and research on our website. We hope this will continue to serve as a useful resource for those who follow regional cooperation and community-building initiatives in this increasingly dynamic region.
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