Asia Program

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Cooperation or Conflict: Perspectives on the South China Sea

Tensions over territorial claims continue to percolate in the South China Sea. Questions and concerns about China’s intentions and actions are hot topics in the Philippines and Vietnam. Can the U.S., given the stated intention to “rebalance to Asia,” play an important role in sorting out competing claims?

'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations

Differences in history classrooms reflect the social discourse problems that underline China and Japan’s conflict, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang.

Wilson Center Australian Scholar Next Australian Ambassador to OECD

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.

'Zero Option' the Right One in Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama is seriously considering the possibility of removing every U.S. soldier from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. It would be the right decision, Michael Kugelman writes on CNN.com.

U.S. Assistance to Pakistan

Testimony of Robert M. Hathaway before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection

Kite Sensorship: Regulating China’s Airways

Launched in July 2012, FLOAT Beijing—a community art project that utilizes citizen science—offers a simple, innovative, and non-confrontational approach to air quality monitoring: kites. Pioneered by two U.S. graduate students, the project tracks air pollutants using air sensor modules attached to kites.

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