Asia Program

Events

The Global Farms Race & Context: Israeli Security and the Arab Spring

Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a new book which he co-edited entitled, The Global Farms Race. We also take a look at Middle East security from the Israeli perspective with, Efraim Halevy, former director of the Mossad and former head of the Israeli Security Council.

Aiding Without Abetting: Making Civilian Assistance Work for Both Sides

A new Wilson Center report, “Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides," is the culmination of a year-long working group convened to reevaluate the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act. What can be done to salvage KLB before the U.S. civilian assistance program is deemed a failure?

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Shin Kawashima

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Dr. Shin Kawashima as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Kawashima will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2009, working on a research project examining the diplomatic history of Taiwan as revealed through recently released official documents

In India, Victory for Sound Issues, Defeat for Shrill Isms

In a commentary published in the June issue of Khabar magazine, program associate Michael Kugelman analyzes the surprising results of India's recent elections. He writes that the outcome represents a victory not simply for the Congress Party, but also for small farmers and others who voted on bread-and-butter issues.

Statement on Australian Elections

Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway provides brief analysis on the outcome of Australia's general elections

A Rough Neighborhood: Afghanistan and Its Neighbors

Read the presentation given by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan

Google this: North Korea open to Western help with Net upgrade?

Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times articles on the visit to North Korea by Bill Richardson and Google executive Eric Schmidt.

Taiwan's Energy Conundrum

This Special Report explores the complex set of opportunities and challenges inherent in Taiwan’s energy profile. Ssu-li Chang describes the profile, and also considers the possible impact of changed pricing mechanisms and increased reliance on nuclear energy. Herng-Shinn Hwang, outlines the promise of alternative “green” energies. Chi-yuan Liang surveys Taiwan’s energy security, comparing Taiwan’s performance in energy usage with major nations around the world. And Hongyi Lai examines the possibility of energy cooperation and the potential consequences on the island’s energy supply of conflict between Taiwan and mainland China.

Competition for Japan Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking Japanese Scholars for the Wilson Center Japan Scholar Program. Successful applicants will spend up to one year in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing designed to bridge the gap between the academic and policy communities. The length of the Japan Scholar’s appointment will be determined according to his or her own needs and the Wilson Center’s available resources. The minimum period of residence for the Japan Scholar program is three months.

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