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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

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The Latest from the Asia Program

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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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

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