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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

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

The Power of Japan’s Religious Party

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Dec 04, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in the upcoming December 14 general elections is expected. But the extent of the political foothold of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will be dependent once again on the support of the Soka Gakkai, the massive Buddhism-based organization that dominates Japan’s religious landscape. more

Who Will India Call to Help with Its Energy Crisis: America or Russia?

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Dec 04, 2014
"With Putin due in India soon, now is a pivotal moment. Either the United States and India will seize this energy diplomacy opportunity, or India will form closer energy relationships with authoritarian regimes such as Russia," writes Michael Kugelman and Ray Vickery. more

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