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Dispatches: July 2019

Mary Ratliff

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

Dispatches: July 2019

President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un / Korea Center Director Jean Lee spoke with Face the Nation on the future of North Korean relations. Lee also appeared on All Things Considered. Asia Program experts also spoke with Bloomberg, Newsweek, The Japan Times, CNN, and CBS News.

A 'World Class' Military: Assessing China's Global Military Ambitions / Abraham Denmark, director of the Asia Program, recently testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Comission. A copy of his prepared remarks and video of the testimony are available on our website.

In the News

The Wooing of Kim Jong Un: Letters and Lavish Banquets / Australian Outlook (Australian Institute of International Affairs)

From Welfare State to Austerity: What's Next for Pakistan's Economy? / AfPak File Podcast (RFE/RL)

What's Next for Pakistan's Pashtun Tahafuz Movement? / AfPak File Podcast (RFE/RL)

A bitter pill to swallow for Imran Khan / East Asia Forum

Will religious freedom spat damage US-India ties? / Arab News

The high cost of young Japanese staying close to home / Japan Times

North Korea News: Chinese President Xi Jinping To Make First Visit To Pyongyang International Business Times

The rumor of Kimg Jong Un's purge: Why it matters even if it's wrong / The Washington Post

From Pariah to Pawn / Foreign Policy

Dispatches Blog

The Aftermath of a Lackluster G20 / Shihoko Goto

Nontraditional Strategy Building: A Mapping of Cultural Movements in the Indo-Pacific / Hyungtae Kim

An Obscure Organization with Outsize Importance / Michael Kugelman

Perspectives from Pyongyang: Highlights from the Jeju Forum / Jean H. Lee



Why Can't Pakistani Children Read? The Inside Story of Education Reform Efforts Gone Wrong / July 12

Book Launch - Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics / July 15


G20 Beyond U.S.-China Tensions: What the G18 Want and Need / Video and Recap Now Available

India's Election Results: Impacts on the Economy and Economic Relations with Washington / Video and Recap Now Available

Program News

On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry, and academia gathered at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies and their likely impact on national security tactics and strategy. Director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program, Abraham Denmark, led a discussion on The Role of Technology in Great State Competition. Watch a video of the discussion at our webpage.

The Wilson Center has launched Need to Know, a podcast production from our Office of Congressional Relations. Each episode brings our research to life through interviews with our experts. On Episode 4, Asia Program Deputy Director Michael Kugelman brought his insights to a discussion of the U.S. relationship with India and the country's recent elections.

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Mary Ratliff

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