Asia News

U.S. Shutdown Costs Longer-Term Relations with Asia

Oct 15, 2013
Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discusses the longer-term impact of the U.S. government shutdown on relations with Asia.

Japanese Parliamentarian Hideki Makihara Named Wilson Center Global Fellow

Oct 15, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce Japanese Diet member and Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment Hideki Makihara as a Wilson Center Global Fellow. Mr. Makihara is in his second term as a member of the House of Representatives with the Liberal Democratic Party. In September 2013, he was also named Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment.

Carving Out a Role in a New Asian Order

Oct 01, 2013
The Senkaku/Diaoyu/Diaoyutai Islands are the single biggest manifestation of a changing dynamic between China and Japan, symbolizing how the two countries are at loggerheads to be identified as the ultimate Asian power. Shihoko Goto discusses how Taiwan fits into the situation in a piece written for the Defense Security Brief.
Nobuo Fukuda

Springtime In Asia? An Interview with Nobuo Fukuda

Oct 01, 2013
As part of his presentation, Springtime in Asia, Senior Scholar Nobuo Fukuda sat down with the Asia Program for an interview.

A Singh and a Miss

Sep 27, 2013

Understanding North Korea: Tyranny of the Weak

Sep 26, 2013
A weak state by many measures, North Korea has managed to survive while other regimes have fallen. To many, the nation remains a seemingly impenetrable mystery when it comes to understanding motivations and behavior. But historian Charles Armstrong believes the near opposite is true.

China’s Environmental Crisis Through the Lens: Interview With Photojournalist Sean Gallagher

Sep 24, 2013
Interview that examines the issues written in Sean Gallaghers "Meltdown: China’s Environmental Crisis", is a visually rich travelogue that brings the reader on Gallagher’s travels to some of China’s most remote areas through photos, videos, maps, interviews, and handwritten notations. His book depicts a changing landscape in China due to environmental degradation and increasing demand for energy.

China WET featured on China Water Risk

Sep 23, 2013
China Water Risk gives three key highlights from the August 5 China WET roundtable in Beijing.

China Tests New Strategy to Curb Coal Demand, Reduce Air Pollution, and Conserve Water

Sep 23, 2013
CEF's partner, Circle of Blue, describes its work with a Chinese governmental agency to design a strategy of "Co-control."

CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by VOA on China's new Air Pollution Action Plan

Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Turner mentioned the importance and challenges of the new action plan.

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