Asia Program

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Energizing India's Rural Population

From Wall Street to the global media, there is much giddy talk about India's impressive economic growth and the urban-based prosperity that drives and sustains it. Yet lost in this buzz is an important fact: two-thirds of India's population remains rural. By Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman.

Taiwan to Hold Pivotal Elections on January 14

A commentary on the January 14 elections in Taiwan by East Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield.

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?

New Policy Brief Series on Pakistan's Rapid Urbanization

A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges.

Japan's Self-Inflicted Wounds

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.

China in the Minds of Australia's Defense Strategists

Richard C. Smith, Wilson Center Australian Scholar and a former Australian ambassador to China, offers a brief survey of Australian thinking about the place of China in Australian defense strategy over the past six decades.

American Tariffs and Bangladeshi Deaths

The U.S. must bring down tariffs on imports from Bangladesh, argues former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sanchita B. Saxena in a December 11 New York Times op-ed.

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