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Dispatches: April 2019

Mary Ratliff

Dispatches is the monthly newsletter of the Wilson Center's Asia Program.

Dispatches: April 2019

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The India-Pakistan Crisis / In 2019, India and Pakistan had their most serious confrontation in nearly twenty years. Asia Program Deputy Director Michael Kugelman provided historical context and analysis in the days surrounding the crisis. Read his collected commentary on our website.

In the News

Up for Debate: US Afghanistan policy / Middle East Institute

What's Behind Pakistan's Latest Crackdown Against Militants? / AfPak File Podcast (RFE/RL)

Modi Has Turned India's Elections Into a U.S.-Tyle Presidential Race / FPRI

A US-Afghanistan spat with troubling implications / Arab News

Who's Right About the New US-South Korea Joint Military Exercise? / The Diplomat

China's Communist Party is battening down the hatches as the economy slows / The Washington Post

Mexican national accused of breaking into North Korea's Spanish Embassy / CNN

The U.S.-ROK Alliance and Policy Coordination Toward China / Council on Foreign Relations

The Hanoi Summit - We Asked Abraham Denmark What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations / National Interest

Japanese Immigration: A High Stakes Gamble / Australian Institute of International Affairs


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SSANSE Project: Symposium on Russia and China's Political Interference Activities in NATO Small States / April 8

The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations / April 11

Preparing for the Unpredictable: The ADB and Natural Disasters, Trade Disputes / April 16


Securing the Games: Tokyo’s 2020 Cybersecurity Challenge / Audio Now Available

Roundtable on Indian Investment / Video Now Available

The India-Pakistan Crisis: What Next? / Audio Now Available

What's Next for the Rohingya? / Video Now Available

Dispatches Blog

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Remembering the Rohingya / Michael Kugelman

Is There a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow? / Jungkun Seo

'A Stab in the Back' or 'A Pat on the Back?' / Jungkun Seo

The Dangerous Business of Defining Trade Threats / Shihoko Goto

Recent Publications

The Pakistan Policy Symposium Policy Brief Series

Managing the Rise of Southeast Asia's Coast Guards / Prashanth Parameswaran

Program News

The Asia Program has recently welcomed two new fellows to the Wilson Center.

Jungkun Seo is an associate professor of political science at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. He joins the center as a Fulbright Fellow working on "U.S.-East Relations and American Politics and Comparative Legislative and Party Politics." Suman Bery is a nonresident fellow at Bruegel. He is a public policy fellow, and will be looking at "India's Energy Security: U.S. Interests and Engagement."

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