The East Asian Peace (EAP) Program

Led by Stein Tønnesson
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016

​​​The East Asian Peace program aims at exploring possible explanations for the East Asian peace as well as establishing its depth. The program, whose main funder is the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, is led by Stein Tønnesson and is based at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

Read more about the project at Uppsala University's website.

Film from the 2015 East Asian Peace Conference, please follow this link.

Research Groups


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Tønnesson, Stein (2015) The South China Sea: Law Trumps Power, Asian Survey 55(3): 455–477.


Tønnesson, Stein (2017) Explaining the East Asian Peace: A Research Story. Copenhagen: NIAS Press. Asia Insights.
Tønnesson, Stein (2016) Den östasiatiska freden [The East Asian Peace]. Stockholm: Makadam. RJ:s skriftserie.

Book Chapter

Tønnesson, Stein (2020) The East Asian Peace, in Takashi Inoguchi, ed., The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy (2 vols). London: SAGE reference (1097–1117).
Tønnesson, Stein (2019) Precarious but Persistent: Korea's Part in the East Asian Peace, in Moon, Chung-in; & John Delury, eds, Bridging the Divide: Moon Jae-in's Korean Peace Initiative. Seoul: Yonsei University Press (102–125).
Urdal, Henrik (2017) Peace by Demographic Change, in Bjarnegård, Elin; & Joakim Kreutz, eds, Debating the East Asian Peace. Copenhagen: NIAS Press (115–141).
Tønnesson, Stein (2016) The Tonkin Gulf Agreements: a model of conflict resolution?, in Jenner, C. J.; & Trong Thuy Tran, eds, The South China Sea: a Crucible of Regional Cooperation or Conflict-Making Sovereignty Claims?. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (151–170).
Tønnesson, Stein (2016) UN Compulsory Arbitration: a Tough Test for China, in Sense and sensibility – Addressing the South China Sea disputes. Brussels: EU Institute of Security Studies (25–30).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Tønnesson, Stein (2018) Fred i Østasien [Peace in East Asia], Udenrigs 30(1): 4–12.
Tønnesson, Stein (2015) Explaining East Asia's Developmental Peace: The Dividends of Economic Growth, Global Asia 10(4): 10–15.

Past Events