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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 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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Aging and Security: What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?

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April 17, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Through historical case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, "The Other Population Crisis" explores the motivations, politics, programming, and consequences of national efforts to promote higher birthrates. more

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

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Apr 15, 2014
The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future. more

What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

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Apr 11, 2014
After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that the Afghan election would be a very bloody one. Yet, the 7 million people who turned out to vote largely escaped harm. Here's the likely explanation. more

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