Dispatches: May 2019
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The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations / The Asia Program joined CSIS and the Brookings Institution to host a full day public conference on April 9, 2019. The conference featured analysis of the creation and implementation of the TRA, and how it continues to guide U.S.-Taiwan relations and interaction among Taiwan, China, and the United States. The event featured keynote remarks from Represenative Gerald Connolly of Virginia and a VTC speech from President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan. View the full event video on YouTube.
Preparing for the Unpredictable: The ADB and Natural Disasters, Trade Disputes / On April 16, 2019 the Asia Program hosted Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada as he discussed the latest Asian Development Outlook report and the impact of natural disasters in the region. Video of the event is now available.
In the News
Trilateral Tensions And Implications For Talks With The Taliban / AfPak File Podcast (RFE/RL)
Unpacking Imran Khan’s Recent Interview on Militancy / AfPak File Podcast (RFE/RL)
As Indian elections begin, Pakistan fears tensions could worsen with its nuclear rival / The Washington Post
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin Meet for Summit / All Things Considered (NPR)
Where Relations Stand Between The U.S., South Korea And North Korea All Things Considered (NPR)
New 'Reiwa' Era Puts Japan In 'Reset Mode,' Scholar Says / Here & Now (WBUR)
The Latest On The Easter Attacks In Sri Lanka / 1A (WAMU)
New Survey Release: What Do Afghans Think About Current Peace and Reconciliation Efforts? / May 02 / Live Webcast
The Evolution of U.S. Trade Strategy: Causes and Consequences for Asia / Video Now Available
Thinking Through the Unthinkable in Sri Lanka / Michael Kugelman
The Normalization of Kim Jong Un – what Kim gains from visit to Russia / Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Eyeing the EU’s Overtures to China / Shihoko Goto
Geopolitical Implications of a New Era on the Korean Peninsula
Abraham Denmark, Nobumasa Akiyama, Patrick M. Cronin, and Yoshihide Soeya
On May 6, 2019, the Wilson Center will be honoring former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for Public Service and Chairman of Northrop Grumman Corporation Wes Bush for Global Corporate Citizenship at the Annual Woodrow Wilson Awards. Since 1998, the Wilson Center has honored those who through thoughtful discussion, generous philanthropy, and selfless service have made the world a better place for all of us. Tickets and additional information are available at the Wilson Center website.
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