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Dispatches: August 2019

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

Dispatches: August 2019
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Imran Khan in Washington

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan spent three days in Washington D.C. at the end of July. He met with President Trump, congressmen, and business leaders. Was this visit a success? Michael Kugelman says it depends on how you measure it in his piece for Dawn. Kugelman also joined the panel on the AfPak File Podcast from the Asia Program and RFE/RL, and Senior Policy Scholar William Milam discusses Khan's presentation at USIP, writing for The Friday Times. Read more analysis and commentary from Asia Program experts on DW, Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, The Washington Post, NPR, CNBC, and VOA.

In the News

Lessons in conflict resolution from Africa
Shihoko Goto, The Japan Times

US Intervention Can’t Break the Japan-Korea Impasse
Shihoko Goto, The Diplomat

Why India isn’t the only winner in the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict
Michael Kugelman, Daily O

Diplomacy is more important than ever for any deal with North Korea
Abraham Denmark, The Hill

Despite 'Loss Of Faith' In Kim Jong Un, The U.S. Tries Again For A Nuclear Deal
Morning Edition, NPR

North Korea raises stakes with firing of two short-range missiles into Sea of Japan
The Japan Times

Trump’s Asia Gamble: Shatter Enduring Strategies on China and North Korea
The New York Times

Plugged In: US-Pakistan: The Taliban Peace Talks
Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren, VOA

China rescue option emerges as Pakistan slapped with $5.9bn fine
Nikkei Asian Review

Dispatches Blog

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Beware Depending on Central Banks to Offset Trade Tension Costs
Shihoko Goto

Behind Asia’s Other Trade War
Abraham Denmark

Post-Protests, The Dilemma Remains Unsolved in Hong Kong
Alison Chen



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Book Launch - Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics
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Why Can't Pakistani Children Read? The Inside Story of Education Reform Efforts Gone Wrong
July 12, 2019 / Watch the Webcast

Taiwan's Democracy and the Free and Open Pacific: A Mayoral Perspective
July 10, 2019 / Watch the Webcast

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