The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced the appointment of Satoshi Ikeuchi as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ikeuchi will spend two and one-half months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2009, working on a research project examining American Middle East policy.
When George W. Bush took office in January 2001, he gave little indication that he had a detailed Asia policy in mind; but has since acquired an extensive Asia sum. In this Asia Program report, essays by policymakers, scholars and foreign policy experts analyze the Bush administration's successes, failures, challenges and priorities in dealing with East and Southeast Asia. Contributors, from six countries, include James A. Kelly, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during Bush's first term. Edited by Robert M. Hathaway and Wilson Lee. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
In a December 17 Financial Times article, Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway argues that mixed messages and missed opportunities on the part of the Bush administration have escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula into a dangerous game of brinkmanship. But he suggests that it is not too late to avert a truly dangerous situation, and that Washington's European allies can play a constructive diplomatic role in defusing the current crisis.
This Special Report examines the history, structure, and dynamics of Chinese transnational communities.
Author Jeffery Paine will describe the religion's fateful migration and the eccentric personalities that hastened its spread westward during this book launch. The event will be webcast on Wednesday, March 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (ET).
A new publication examines the state of the Pakistan-India trade relationship, and what must be done to normalize it.