Asia News

Japan closer to contentious TPP agreement after Abe's US visit?

Apr 08, 2013
Asia Program Distinguished Fellow K.V. Kesavan published a piece on Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

North Korea warned foreigners during Pueblo crisis, too

Apr 08, 2013
North Korea’s recent warnings to diplomats and foreigners living in Pyongyang that their safety cannot be guaranteed because of the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula are not unprecedented. Documents obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) reveal that North Korea has issued similar warnings during past crises in Korea.

North Korea's Brinkmanship in Historical Perspective

Apr 05, 2013
A newly assembled collection of documents from the former communist world provides a historical record of North Korea's policies of brinkmanship and military adventurism.

Call for Papers “International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies"

Apr 04, 2013
To foster the growth of emerging talents in conducting advanced research in Cold War history in China, East China Normal University will hold an “International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies.” The forum will be at the East China Normal University campus at the Northern Zhongshan Road (Zhongshan Beilu), Shanghai. The forum will focus on the theme of “Cold War international history.” Its goal is to provide Chinese and foreign postdoctoral scholars in the field with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge researches, expand their own scholarly vistas, and carry out in-depth dialogs.

Latin American Program in the News: América Latina, el nuevo campo de batalla económico entre China y EE UU

Apr 03, 2013
The Wilson Center is mentioned in this article on the economic influence of China in Latin America.

Why the U.S. Should Give Pyongyang Breathing Space

Apr 02, 2013
North Korea's provocative behavior may be part of a larger effort to break out of diplomatic isolation and economic dependency on China by pressuring Washington to return to the negotiating table. Commentary co-authored by Jane Harman, Robert Hathaway, and James Person.

Global Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

Apr 01, 2013
China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.

Hopes for free trade pact to kick Asian economies into shape

Mar 28, 2013
Joining what is expected to be the world's biggest trade pact can be a mixed blessing, argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in an op-ed published by United Press International.

New Documents on the Two Koreas and the Third World

Mar 28, 2013
Documents recently obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project depict in vivid detail the struggle between North Korea and South Korea to gain diplomatic recognition across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

When Stalin Met Mao: Digital Archive Featured in "Foreign Policy"

Mar 27, 2013
Sergey Radchenko writes in Foreign Policy on Mao and Stalin’s first awkward meeting and what it tells us about Xi Jinping’s confident trip this week to see Vladimir Putin.

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