Asia Program

Events

Clash of National Identities: China, Japan, and the East China Sea Territorial Dispute

As tensions between Japan and China continue to bubble over islands in the East China Sea, scholars from the two countries outline not only the origins, but also the policy options to resolve the territorial dispute

Japan as a role model for civility

In an op-ed in the Japan Times Nov. 7, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how grass-root understanding between Japan, China, and Korea is more important than ever as territorial disputes in the region continue to rage on. Read the full article at: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20121107a1.html

Growing gulf in Afghanistan

The rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan has thrown America’s exit plan into peril, casting doubts on whether an orderly withdrawal from the war-torn country is still possible.

Who Owns the Arctic Video Series

Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region. In this video series, "Who Owns the Arctic?" an international panel of experts describes why one of the world’s coldest environments is becoming a hot topic.

Taiwan Relations Act: Time For a Change?

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program is pleased to launch a new series marking the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and offering recommendations designed to ensure that the TRA remains relevant to the policy challenges of the 21st century.

Six-Party Stall: Are South Korea and China Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

This Special Report, based on a symposium held at the Wilson Center June 14, 2006, examines the positions of two key players, South Korea and China, in the multilateral 6-party talks attempting to find a peaceful solution to the problem of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The analysis of the authors helps to explain why the talks are encountering so many difficulties and making so little progress. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Rethinking an Operation in North Waziristan

Washington should stop pushing Pakistan to launch an operation in North Waziristan, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in a June 24 op-ed in the Huffington Post .

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

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

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