Asia News

Offsite Event: France, Europe, and Vietnam since 1954

Jan 04, 2014
The international conference "France, Europe, and Vietnam since 1954" will take place in Paris from January 16-18, 2014.

Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

Dec 30, 2013
The Asia Program is pleased to have published a timely new study by Prof. Stephen Tankel on militancy in India. Prof. Tankel's main focus is a loosely organized indigenous Islamist militant network known as the Indian Mujahideen.

China in 2014: The Three Rs

Dec 30, 2013
"Xi Jinping's program to date is Reform, Resurgence, and Repression," writes Robert Daly. "What China becomes under his leadership in 2014 and beyond will depend on whether this modern strongman is truly modern and truly strong, or whether he is cultivating an image of strength in an attempt to rein in a dynamic but fragile nation which an anachronistic CCP can no longer control."

Ahsan Iqbal Discusses Urbanization in Pakistan

Dec 23, 2013
Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister for planning, development, and reforms, and a top official in the country's ruling party, discusses Pakistan's urbanization challenges.

Chokepoint India: Torrent of Water and Questions Pour From India’s Himalayas

Dec 18, 2013
The Asia Program is partnering with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and the Circle of Blue organization on Chokepoint India, a new project examining the intersection of water and energy stress in India.

Recent Books by Asia Program Scholars and Staff

Dec 17, 2013
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15 featured in South Korean Media

Dec 17, 2013
Documents included in NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15, "The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and the Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System," were featured and analyzed by Donga Ilbo, Yonhap News, Asia Today, and YTN on December 16-17, 2013.

New South Korean Foreign Ministry Documents Added to Digital Archive

Dec 17, 2013
The North Korea International Documentation Project, in cooperation with Kyungnam University, has recently added nearly 30 documents from the South Korean Foreign Ministry Archive on US-ROK and inter-Korean relations and North Korean foreign policy in the 1970s to the Digital Archive.

Historical Perspective on the Purge of Jang Song Thaek

Dec 17, 2013
The December 2013 purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek, who was often described as the No. 2 in North Korea, came four months after the ruling Korean Worker’s Party announced that the Ten Points of the Monolithic Ideological System, the basic tenets of the unitary leadership system in North Korea, had been updated for the new leader, Kim Jong Un.

How to Prevent Accidental Conflict in the East China Sea

Dec 12, 2013
Since the crisis over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in September 2012, the area around these tiny islands has become a zone of tension with high probability of an accident and subsequent conflict. Global Fellow Zheng Wang details his proposal to avoid both.

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