Asia News

The Merits of the Case

Aug 22, 2013
As gratifying as Musharraf's indictment is, let's hope that the Pakistani military and justice system treat his trial on its merits and do not move it into a personal or political realm, writes Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani on ForeignPolicy.com.

First time in Pakistan's history coup-making general has to answer charges

Aug 21, 2013
Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani was interviewed on Voice of Russia regarding charges leveled on former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.

Photo Essay: Wuhai City Coal Complex Shows Costs of China’s Energy Demands

Aug 20, 2013
CEF Associate Susan Shifflett reports from Inner Mongolia on a China Water-Energy Team exchange trip to a coal base.

East Asia: Leaving Post-War Angst Behind

Aug 15, 2013
Irrational nationalism is driving an ever-deeper wedge between Japan, China, and South Korea. All three countries face considerable economic challenges which will be better tackled together, instead of picking at the old wounds from World War II, argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in The Globalist.

Photo Essay: Wuhai City Coal Complex Shows Costs of China's Energy Demands

Aug 14, 2013
This short photo essay provides a snapshot into the pervasive environmental impact of China's coal mining complexes, featuring Wuhai City and its surroundings.

Pakistan's Number One Threat

Aug 13, 2013
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly declared that his number one priority is rebuilding his country’s economy. But Wilson Center and Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani warns, in an article published in the Foreign Policy’s AFPAK channel, that the Sharif government may face an even more urgent task: combatting the domestic terrorism that threatens the very future of Pakistan.

China WET exchange reported in China

Aug 12, 2013
China Water-Energy Team (China WET) is provoking a new thinking on water-energy choke point in Beijing.

Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amid Changing Realities

Aug 07, 2013
U.S.-China relations continue to play a key role in defining power politics in the Asia-Pacific region. This difficult relationship also remains central to how other countries define and pursue their own national interests. On Aug. 6, public policy scholar Yeh-chung Lu argued that he U.S. policy of rebalancing toward the region is likely to continue to shape the Asia-Pacific security equation in the years to come, including Taiwan’s security environment.

Japan's Self-Inflicted Wounds

Aug 07, 2013
Misspoken words by senior politicians are aggravating Japan's already fragile relations with its Asian neighbors. Their departure would be the first step in right direction, argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in the National Interest.

The Expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership

Aug 05, 2013
Asia Program Public Policy Scholar K. V. Kesavan discusses this year’s Indo-Japan summit and the expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership.

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