Asia News

Four Misconceptions About Narendra Modi

Jun 03, 2014
India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi is a man of contradictions. But he is dogged by many misconceptions. Michael Kugelman exposes 4 that are getting a lot of attention.

The U.S.-Afghanistan Prisoner Swap Doesn’t Signal Peace on the Horizon

Jun 02, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining U.S. POW in Afghanistan, has been released in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo. While this is a remarkable achievement, the sad truth is that peace is likely to remain elusive in Afghanistan, writes Michael Kugelman.

Susan Chan Shifflett and Jennifer Turner's Paper Published on China Economic Report

Jun 02, 2014
The water-energy-food choke point is forcing a new 21st century reckoning.

CfP: Relations between China and its Neighbors during the Cold War

Jun 02, 2014
ECNU's Cold War International Studies Center is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and its Neighboring Countries during the Cold War: Archives and Documentation" to be held in mid-December 2014 in Shanghai.

Finger-Wagging Over Asian Health Risks

May 29, 2014
Can working in China make you sick? Japanese electronics giant Panasonic certainly thinks so. It’s prepared to pay its expatriates for sacrificing their health to do business in the country. But this move could backfire, writes Shihoko Goto.

Sunset in America

May 29, 2014
Outgoing Pakistan Scholar Khurram Husain looks back on his time in Washington D.C. in this edition of his regular column.

ChinaFile Quoted CEF's Infograghic on Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry

May 28, 2014
The environmental impact of China's pork industry is becoming too large to ignore.

Infographic: Waste, Poor Planning Blunt China’s Wind Energy Ambitions

May 27, 2014
China is a country of superlatives and contradictions, especially when it comes to energy – it is not only the largest producer and consumer of coal, but also the largest investor in renewable energy. Since 2010, China has been the world’s biggest and fastest growing market for wind power, which the government has prioritized for its cleaner energy and job creation potential. But waste and poor planning have left many new wind farms idle or disconnected from power grids.

Tough Calls: the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

May 22, 2014
On April 16th, 2014, Harry Harding delivered the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture for the Asia Program. His remarks have recently been published on our webpage.

Don't Pivot Away from TPP

May 21, 2014
As hopes for the United States to sign on to the biggest global trade deal to date rapidly deteriorate, the cost of U.S. political deadlock may be felt most painfully in Asia in the near term, writes Shihoko Goto.

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