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The Asia Program provides a forum in the nation's capital for enhancing deeper understanding of, and policy debate about, Asia. It seeks to furnish an intellectual link between the world of ideas and the world of policy on issues relating to Asia and U.S. interests in Asia. more

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The Latest from the Asia Program

Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

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January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. A growing population and the impacts of climate change are increasing the challenges these communities face. Efforts to increase the resilience of communities have found success by integrating traditionally separate development objectives, like natural resource management and health care, under one program. more

The Rebalance Within Asia: The Evolution of Japan-India Relations

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Dec 22, 2014
As two of the biggest democracies in the most populous and dynamic region in the world, the many values that Japan and India share are crucial to ensuring stability in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. In this volume, edited by Shihoko Goto, commentators discuss how Japan and India can move forward in cooperating on the economic, security, and political fronts. more

The Striking Scale of Pakistani Taliban’s Attack on Peshawar School

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Dec 18, 2014
Sadly, this attack could mark the start of a new phase in the Pakistani Taliban’s campaign against the government, writes Michael Kugelman. more
Flickr: Justin Woolford

The U.S. Shale Gas Revolution: Consequences and Opportunities for Korea and Asia

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Dec 11, 2014
This essay addresses the U.S. shale revolution, the consequences for Korea in the Asian regional context, and energy opportunities in the pending negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership. more
Photo by Владимир КОБЗАРЬ Webcast

The Russian Far East: A New Arena for Great Power Contests in the Asia Pacific?

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December 05, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Russia’s Far East (RFE), Northeast Asia’s geographic and strategic heartland, is crucial to an understanding of Asia-Pacific power games, and is a potential focal point of geopolitical competition. A region two-thirds the size of the United States, the RFE possesses enormous natural wealth and a vital strategic location on the north Pacific, where the interests of several major powers – China, Japan, the Koreas and the United States – intersect and interact. more

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