Asia Program

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The United States and the Guomindang Forces in Burma, 1949-1954: A Diplomatic Disaster

Former fellow Kenton Clymer recently published an article based on his work at the Wilson Center in the The Chinese Historical Review

Making Sense of the Musharraf Indictment

Musharraf's unprecedented indictment is a resounding victory for democracy in Pakistan, but is it also an ill-timed act of revenge politics that distracts from larger issues? Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman believes so, as he writes in this Op-Ed for the Express Tribune.

The Taiwan Relations Act: Still Essential in Changing Times

Retired State Department official David Keegan argues that the TRA has protected the interests of both Taiwan and the United States over the past 35 years, but adds that Washington needs to integrate Taipei more clearly into its China policy, including U.S. security planning for China’s maritime periphery.

U.S. Trade Policy Toward Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh's recent decision to double the minimum wage in the garment sector was significant, argues Public Policy Scholar Sanchita Saxena in a new commentary . However, she argues that Bangladesh continues to pay high tariffs to the United States (ten times the amount of development assistance it receives), hurting its competitiveness and chances at poverty reduction.

Pakistan: Meeting Energy, Fiscal Needs

While in many respects a troubled country, Pakistan in recent years has experienced robust economic growth. Panelists at a recent Asia Program conference, however, speculated that underlying fiscal problems might be jeopardizing that growth.

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