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

How Modi’s Evolution From Pariah to Pop Star Could Boost U.S.-India Ties

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Oct 01, 2014
"There is something distinctly American about Mr. Modi. His rise from a tea-seller’s son to high office through hard work and a strong embrace of the free market is reminiscent of a Horatio Alger rags-to-riches tale. Additionally, Mr. Modi’s courtship of the Indian diaspora and U.S. business is freighted with positive implications for bilateral ties," says Michael Kugelman. more

The Great-Power Summit Most Americans Don't Know About

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Sep 26, 2014
"India's new prime minister is coming to Washington. Considering the stakes for both nations, a stronger partnership is badly needed," write Michael Kugelman and Ray Vickery. more

The Woman IS Wants to Trade Hostages For

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Sep 23, 2014
"I think Siddiqui really represents the quintessential embodiment of Muslim victim-hood in the face of U.S. evil and really the most resounding symbol of how horribly Americans treat innocent Muslims in the war on terror," says Michael Kugelman. more

Four Questions for Afghanistan’s Future

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Sep 23, 2014
"Two bitter rivals in a bitterly divided nation will be sharing power under an arrangement that represents not the will of the Afghan people but a solution imposed by the international community," writes Michael Kugelman. more

A Six-Point Plan of Action

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Sep 22, 2014
Energy consultant Javed Akbar calls for a variety of technical, financial, and legal measures to ease Pakistan’s energy crisis. more

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