Asia News

Wilson Center Australian Scholar Next Australian Ambassador to OECD

Mar 28, 2011
The Australian minister for foreign affairs, Kevin Rudd has today announced that Wilson Center Australian Scholar Chris Barrett will be Australia's next Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

The Next Global Food Crisis

Mar 28, 2011
Just several years after the 2007-08 global food crisis, the "telltale drivers" of acute global food insecurity have returned, argues Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman in a new World Politics Review op-ed that draws on his recent trip to India.

New From the CWIHP Book Series: The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991

Mar 19, 2011
CWIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest addition to the CWIHP Book Series: The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa.

Wilson Center's Asia Program extends condolences to the people of Japan

Mar 16, 2011
It is with great sadness that the Wilson Center's Asia Program extends its sincere condolences to the people of Japan. The loss of life following Friday's earthquake and tsunami is truly devastating. We will be closely monitoring events as they unfold in Japan, and we hope and pray for the safety of all our friends there.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Quoted in Discover Magazine

Mar 15, 2011
CEF Director Jennifer Turner was quoted in the April 2011 issue of Discover magazine in an article titled 'Ill Wing Blowing'. The article delves into the transboundry nature of China's emissions.

NKIDP Senior Advisor Mitchell Lerner delivers talk on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s

Feb 24, 2011
NKIDP senior advisor and associate professor of history at The Ohio State University delivered a talk entitled "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: The United States and North Korea in the 1960's (and Beyond?)" at Brigham Young University's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National Interviews CEF Director Jennifer Turner

Feb 23, 2011
Jennifer Turner was interviewed on Radio National to discuss some of the environmental challenges facing China as it seeks to double the size of its economy over the next decade or so.

CEF Launches a Multi-Media Story on China's Water Energy-Nexus

Feb 15, 2011
Since November 2010, CEF has been working with Circle of Blue on a new project called Choke Point: China, which explores the impact of China's energy development on water resources. This project parallels Circle of Blue's Choke Point: US study that was presented at a CEF meeting in September 2010. The report was launched on February 15th and can be found here: Choke Point: China

Call for Papers China Environment Series 12—Special Energy and Water Issue

Feb 10, 2011
The editor of the China Environment Series is welcoming proposals for Feature Articles (maximum 8,000 words); Commentaries/Notes From the Field (1000-2,500 words); and Boxes (800-1500 words) for the twelfth issue due out in November/December 2011.

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