Asia Program

Events

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Lecture Series in U.S.-East Asia Relations Starting 2013

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program will create an annual lecture series on U.S.-East Asian relations, named after noted diplomatic historian and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nancy Bernkopf Tucker.

The Taiwan Relations Act at 35 Years: The Path Ahead

Taiwanese scholar Yeh-chung Lu cautions against comprehensive revision of the Taiwan Relations Act, but underscores the need for close, candid, and continual consultations between Taipei and Washington.

Wilson Center Announces Dr. Mire Koikari as the next Japan Scholar

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Dr. Mire Koikari will be the next Wilson Center Japan Scholar.

The Zardari Legacy

Zardari's legacy will be the strengthening of the democratic process. Out of office, he can now work on rebuilding the PPP so that the party can seek a mandate from the people during the next election to actually govern and deliver -- something it was not allowed to do last time, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.

It's the leadership, stupid

The Wilson Center's 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar, Samia Altaf, critiques the quality of political leadership in Pakistan in a thought-provoking op-ed from the March 27, 2008 edition of Dawn.

The U.S. Should Not Abandon Pakistan

Robert M. Hathaway argues that the US must not abandon efforts in Pakistan. He instead recommends continued economic aid, directed and monitored by skilled technical experts, with Pakistani co-investment and emphasis on job growth.

The 5 Most Important Questions About Afghanistan

This week's talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. President Barack Obama contain an ambitious agenda including a new bilateral security agreement, U.S. troop levels after 2014, and peace talks to end America's longest war. However, there's much more that requires discussion, including some delicate matters that both sides may be reluctant to tackle. Here are the five most important questions the two leaders should consider during Karzai's time in Washington according to expert Michael Kugelman in this Foreign Policy article.

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