Asia Program

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Forests on Film: New Stories from Nepal and the Congo Basin

March 25, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
At the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital on March 25, the Wilson Center premiered ECSP’s latest documentary, Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal. Together with Heart of Iron, a recent film on mining in the Congo Basin, the event took viewers into some of the world’s most remote forests to see how their inhabitants are adapting to rapid changes in the natural resources on which they depend.

Japan and Cross-Strait Relations: Why Japan-Taiwan Relations Continue to Grow

March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other.

A "Normal" Japan? Comparisons with South Korea, China, and ASEAN

January 29, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
This event has been rescheduled. Changes in Japanese foreign policy over the past two decades have led to a rise in the concept of a “normal” Japan. What constitutes a normal state, however, has led to confusion.
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Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

January 23, 2014 // 4:00pm5:15pm
The release of a new publication on the Indian Mujahideen, one of India's chief internal threats.
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Threading the Needle: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

January 14, 2014 // 9:30am11:00am
A discussion of a new report on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan with co-author David J. Firestein.
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Globalization and America's Trade Agreements

January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.
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Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

December 12, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
When the Cold War ended, China and Japan faced each other as powers of nearly equal strength for the first time in their long history. Join author Michael Yahuda as he discusses his latest book, along with Japan Scholar Yoshihide Soeya in the latest event in our "Weighing the Rebalance" lecture series.

CANCELLED: The Korean Peninsula Trust-Building Process and ROK-US Relations

December 10, 2013 // 8:30am12:00pm
The Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and the Wilson Center will host the next Korea Global Forum Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
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The Curse of the Two-Thirds

December 09, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Ali Riaz looks at “landslide elections” – where the winning side received close to two-thirds of the votes cast -- in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka over the past four decades.

Bangladesh on the Brink

November 13, 2013 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Bangladesh, a nation with a history of volatile and sometimes violent politics, is entering into a critical political phase. National elections are scheduled to take place by the end of January, and the constitutionally mandated three-month interim period before elections began on October 25. The main opposition party has suggested it may boycott elections, and there are concerns that elections may not be held at all.

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