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The Future of the Indo-Pacific: Views from the Senate / In February, the Asia Program hosted a discussion with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. Video of the event is now available.

Wilson Center Experts React to Breakdown of Trump-Kim Summit / Jean Lee, Soojin Park, and Katie Stallard-Blanchette offer their analysis on the abrupt breakdown of the Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi. Stay up to date with our coverage and analysis at our webpage here.

In the News

Did the U.S. and North Korea Come Close to Nuclear War? / Wilson Center NOW

The Russia Connection in the Afghanistan Peace Process / AfPak File Podcast (RFE/RL)

Royal Drama in Thailand / FPRI

India, Pakistan, and the remote but real threat of nuclear war / DW

A chance to strengthen the weak link of Tokyo-Seoul ties? / The Japan Times

The Regional Impact of The North Korea Summit's Collapse / Morning Edition (NPR)

What's next for the US, North Korea following abrupt end to Hanoi summit? Fox News

Trump Made Reality TV with Kim, So I Made a Film About It / Politico

We Should Have Seen This India-Pakistan Crisis Coming / Foreign Policy

Koreans suing Japanese companies are dredging up an old and ugly dispute between the two countries / Press Play (KCRW)



The India-Pakistan Crisis: What Next? / March 5 (BY PHONE ONLY)


Book Launch: 'On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War' / Audio Now Available

Dispatches Blog

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Unpacking the Belt and Road Initiative: What Is It and Where Is It Going? / Michael Kugelman

Unlocking Japan's Immigration Policy Potential / Shihoko Goto

In 2012, Kim Jong Un put his father’s plans on rapprochement with U.S. on hold; is 2019 the year he carries out Kim Jong Il’s mission? / Jean Lee

The Implications of Declaring an End to the Korean War / Abraham Denmark

Recent Publications

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The Pakistan Policy Symposium Video Introduction

The Pakistan Policy Symposium Policy Brief Series

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

Program News

The Asia Program is pleased to announce the release of their 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the cutting-edge research and high level events we hosted throughout the year. Click here to download a digital copy.

The Wilson Center celebrated their 50th year in 2018, and have released A Year of Insight and Impact to celebrate our greatest achievements during this milestone anniversary.

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