Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway looks at how Democratic victories in the November 2006 congressional elections might affect Washington's partnership with South Korea. On both North Korea and trade, Hathaway cautions, South Koreans are reading more into the results of the November elections than is warranted. This essay, part of a Mansfield Foundation project titled "Forging New U.S.-ROK Political Relationships," is posted on the website of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Read essay
On November 14, 2006, energy and maritime security experts provided an assessment of energy security in the strategically located Strait of Malacca. See the Powerpoint presentations and summary from our November 14 event
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.
On April 24, 2006, the Asia Program hosted Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Dr. Akhtar assumed her present position in January 2006, following a distinguished career with the Asian Development Bank. Read the text of Governor Akhtar's Wilson Center address.
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway takes a look at three new books on nuclear deterence and stability in South Asia. Read book review
SEPTEMBER 2005--Inaugural Event to Examine Potential Avian Influenza Outbreak
Last week's visit by India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the first such visit by an Indian prime minister in five years, prompted the Wilson Center's Robert Hathaway and Kent Hughes to discuss U.S.-India relations at a recent press briefing. Here they outline their expectations of both this visit and the evolving relationship between the two nations.
The record of the Bush administration in East Asia over thepast four years is a mixed one, but with significantaccomplishments. Nonetheless, nagging problems persistthat, if not adequately addressed, could create considerabledifficulties for the president during his second term. By Robert M. Hathaway.