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

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The Latest from the Asia Program

Platforms, Pipelines & Policies: Energy & Security in China and Asia Pacific

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September 17, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
China’s search for expanded, more reliable, and more sustainable sources of energy to fuel its development has become a major driver of China’s foreign relations. The challenges and opportunities of China’s rise cannot be understood without expert appraisal of its energy needs and strategies – and consideration of alternative policy responses. China and its periphery will be the focus of the second in the Wilson Center’s series on Regional and Global Energy Issues, which was launched in July 2014. more

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

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September 11, 2014 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Japan and India are the two largest democracies in the most populous and dynamic region in the world. Join us in a discussion about prospects for a strategic partnership between the two countries and how closer ties will impact relations with their neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region. more

Why Afghanistan Should Be Worried About Pakistan's Political Crisis

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Aug 21, 2014
This month, Pakistan has experienced its most serious political crisis in years. While the outcome of the protests remains uncertain, this much is clear: The Pakistani military is the big winner. This is bad news for Pakistan's fragile democracy -- but also for fragile Afghanistan. more

4 Reasons to Worry About Pakistan’s Latest Political Crisis

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Aug 21, 2014
Nawaz Sharif scored a resounding victory in Pakistan’s national elections in May 2013. Just 15 months later, his government is fighting for its life. more

The United States and the Guomindang Forces in Burma, 1949-1954: A Diplomatic Disaster

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Aug 11, 2014
Former fellow Kenton Clymer recently published an article based on his work at the Wilson Center in the The Chinese Historical Review more

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