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Dispatches: October 2019

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Dispatches: October 2019
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Announcing the Wilson China Fellowship

The Asia Program is pleased to announce the establishment of the Wilson China Fellowship, an initiative designed to build bridges between academia and policy while supporting a new generation of American scholarship on China.

The Wilson China Fellowship will support American citizens who have received a Ph.D. in the last ten years who seek to conduct new and original pieces of research that improve understanding of the role China is playing in the Indo-Pacific, its relations with its neighbors and the United States, and its impact on peace and security issues.

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In the News

Taliban Talks Collapse...Now What?
Michael Kugelman appearing on Need to Know

Negotiations and Love Nots - Where Do the North Korean Nuclear Talks Stand?
Jean Lee on Need to Know

Dismal turnout in Afghan election could weaken next government
Michael Kugelman quoted in The Washington Post

A Changing United States and Japan
Toshihiro Nakayama on the CFR Podcast

Confronting Reality: The Bitter Medicine That North Korea Policy Needs Now
Van Jackson, War on the Rocks

'I don't blame Kim Jong Un': In dismissing Bolton, Trump sides with North Korean leader - again
Jean H. Lee quoted in The Washington Post

North Korean Missile Delivers a Message: There's Little Japan Can Do
Narushige Michishita quoted in The New York Times

Inside the bizarre, bungled raid on North Korea's Madrid embassy
Jean H. Lee quoted in The Guardian

Who Controls the Past Controls the Future: The political use of WWII history in Russia & China
Katie Stallard-Blanchette, The ASAN Forum

Dispatches Blog

Taiwan in a Strategic Whirlwind
Abraham Denmark

Secret Mission: Understanding South Korea-Japan Tensions Through a Popular South Korean Film
Jihoon Lim

Taiwan's Economic Momentum for Regeneration
Shihoko Goto

America Has a New Strategy in Afghanistan, But It Isn't Actually Very New
Michael Kugelman

In Asia, Don't Count the American People Out
Abraham Denmark



Elections, Peace Talks, and U.S. Policy: What’s Next for Afghanistan?
October 10, 2019

Japan's Global Economic Leadership Beyond the G20
October 18, 2019


What Do U.S.-China Tensions Mean for India?
September 5, 2019 / Video Now Available

Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Bangladesh's 2018 Elections and Implications for Politics in Bangladesh and Beyond
September 23, 2019 / Audio Now Available

Myths and Realities of Japan's Security Policy
September 26, 2019 / Video Now Available

Democracy and Human Rights in South Asia: The Inaugural Asma Jahangir Memorial Lecture
October 3, 2019 / Video Now Available

Program News

Wilson Center in Taiwan

Wilson Center delegation led by former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte recently traveled to Taipei for a series of meetings, including conversations with President Tsai Ing-Win and Mayor Han Kuo-yo, her challenger in the upcoming election.

The group included Abraham Denmark, Shihoko Goto, Robert Daly, Matthew Rojansky, Elbridge Colby, and Tony Fratto.

Image: Flickr/Taiwan Presidential Office

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