Asia Program

About the Asia Program

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







The Latest from the Asia Program

Gamers: Athletes for the Next Generation

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May 07, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Is someone who plays a computer game really an athlete? According to the State Department, they are. more

A Positive Surprise in Afghanistan

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Apr 21, 2014
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the recent elections in Afghanistan. more

A Crisis of Democracy in Bangladesh

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Apr 21, 2014
Former Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Ali Riaz examines the background of the controversial elections in Bangladesh held in January 2014 and the future trajectory of Bangladeshi politics in a new article in Current History. more

Media Briefing: Obama in East Asia

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April 18, 2014 // 9:30am10:00am
Wilson Center Experts on East Asia Preview President Obama's Trip to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia more
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The Political Origins of Economic Reform in Pakistan

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May 01, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
Pakistan Scholar, Khurram Husain has been researching the archives of the International Monetary Fund to understand the beginnings of economic reform in Pakistan, which date to the late 1980s and early 1990s. more


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