Asia Program

Events

A Rough Neighborhood: Afghanistan and Its Neighbors

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

Farahnaz Ispahani on Religious Intolerance in Pakistan

In a new set of interviews, public policy scholar Farahnaz Ispahani outlined the issues faced by religious minorities in Pakistan, and the path to a solution.

Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amid Changing Realities

U.S.-China relations continue to play a key role in defining power politics in the Asia-Pacific region. This difficult relationship also remains central to how other countries define and pursue their own national interests. On Aug. 6, public policy scholar Yeh-chung Lu argued that he U.S. policy of rebalancing toward the region is likely to continue to shape the Asia-Pacific security equation in the years to come, including Taiwan’s security environment.

Asia Program Hosts Conference on Japan's Vision for East Asia

On March 5th and 6th, the Asia Program hosted a conference titled Japan's Vision for East Asia: Diplomacy Amid Geopolitical Challenges to discuss Japan's longer-term vision for the region and how it sees its role in Asia.

A thirst for leadership out of Japan's energy woes

Japan can ill-afford to continue the streak of having seven prime ministers in as many years, especially as it continues to grapple with the nuclear fallout on the one hand and endeavors to stop its foothold on the global economic ladder slipping even further. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2012/12/05/Outside-View-A-thirst-for-leadership-out-of-Japans-energy-conundrum/UPI-94291354683900/#ixzz2EsFyhwho

A Time For Change?: Japan's "Peace" Constitution at 65

Constitutional revision is a perennial topic in Japanese political discussion, with Article 9—which renounces war and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes—subject to particularly vigorous debate. This new Asia Program publication asks whether it’s not “A Time for Change” for Japan’s “Peace Constitution.”

Dinshaw Mistry's Op-Ed Feature in the Baltimore Sun

In a November 20 op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, Wilson Center Fellow Dinshaw Mistry explains how Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit can strengthen the strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi.

A Conversation With Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

India and the United States should continue to build strategic partnerships, said India's newly reelected prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on November 23 at an address at the Council on Foreign Relations that was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center. During the address, Singh also discussed Afghanistan, Pakistan, climate change, and his nation's growing economy.

Land Grab? The Race for the World's Farmland

The world is experiencing a grain rush. With increasing frequency, food-importing countries and private investors are acquiring farmland across the developing world. This new publication marks one of the first efforts in the United States to bring together perspectives from international organizations, farmers, and investors alike about a trend often referred to as a new phase of the world food crisis. Edited by Michael Kugelman and Susan L. Levenstein. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

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