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Recent media appearances from the staff and fellows of the Asia Program.

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Wilson Center NOW

The Biden-Suga Summit: A New Era for U.S.-Japan Cooperation?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by the Asia Program’s Abe Denmark and Shihoko Goto and the Science and Technology Innovation Program’s Melissa Griffith. They provide post-summit analysis of Prime Minister Suga’s recent meeting with President Biden in Washington. Included in their analysis are thoughts on US-Japan cooperation on technology and a look ahead to the overall implications of the summit for bilateral and regional relations.

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India and Russia agree on 2-plus-2, in diplomatic balancing act

Michael Kugelman quoted by Nikkei Asia (April 29, 2021)


With US quitting Afghanistan, India may have to reach out to Taliban

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Week Magazine (April 29, 2021)


The Biden-Suga Summit: A New Era for U.S.-Japan Cooperation?

Abraham Denmark and Shihoko Goto appearing on Wilson Center NOW (April 28, 2021)


Indian diaspora played a role in getting the aid the country needed

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Economic Times (April 28, 2021)


Traitor in Pakistan, hero in US: The lonely life of doctor who helped pinpoint Bin Laden

Michael Kugelman quoted by AFP/France 24 (April 28, 2021)


'World Sees India's Situation as Nightmarish, Govt Appeared Complacent and Slow'

Michael Kugelman appearing on The Wire (April 27, 2021)


World Joins India's Fight

Michael Kugelman appearing on News 18's Brass Tacks (April 26, 2021)


Indians are disappointed with Biden’s response to their Covid-19 crisis—and rightly so

Michael Kugelman quoted by Quartz India (April 26, 2021)


U.S. to Share AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With World

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Wall Street Journal (April 26, 2021)


Why the World Should Worry About India

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Atlantic (April 26, 2021)


Pakistan Offers India Key Medical Supplies

Michael Kugelman quoted by VOA (April 25, 2021)


India's second wave of COVID-19 is far more aggressive and deadly than the first. Here's what went wrong

Michael Kugelman quoted by ABC News Australia (April 24, 2021)


Emerging technologies offer trade opportunities to India, U.S.

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Sunday Guardian Live (April 24, 2021)


Japan has money, manufacturing might, and the Olympics looming. Why is its vaccine rollout so far behind?

Shihoko Goto quoted by Fortune (April 23, 2021)


Australians in India panicking over reduced flights

Michael Kugelman speaks to ABC News Australia (April 23, 2021)


Pakistan Calls in Army to Help Contain COVID-19 Spread

Michael Kugelman quoted by VOA (April 23, 2021)


Afghanistan, the rock and the hard place

William Milam writing for the Friday Times (April 23, 2021)


How India Became Pandemic Ground Zero

Michael Kugelman writing for Foreign Policy (April 22, 2021)


Four killed in Taliban bomb attack at Pakistan hotel hosting Chinese ambassador

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Telegraph (April 22, 2021)


Pakistan blames India for Quetta blast, but experts see no impact on efforts to ease tensions

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Print (April 22, 2021)


Conversation Six: Jean Lee and Sue Mi Terry

Jean Lee speaks interviewing Sue Mi Terry (April 20, 2021)


Pakistan Lawmakers Debate French Envoy’s Expulsion

Michael Kugelman quoted by VOA (April 20, 2021)


Countering China’s Military Challenge, Today

Abraham Denmark and Eric Sayers writing for Defense One (April 10, 2021)


Afghans Haven't Forgotten Taliban Atrocities

Michael Kugelman quoted by Foreign Policy (April 19, 2021)


U.S.-Asia Issues

Shihoko Goto appearing on The Heat from CGTN (April 17, 2021)


China, China, Olympics: Three things to watch for when Biden meets Japanese prime minister

Shihoko Goto quoted by the Washington Examiner (April 16, 2021)


Unconditional U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan A Major Victory For Taliban, Analysts Say

Michael Kugelman quoted by Gandhara (April 16, 2021)


Securing the future

Marvin Ott writing for the Ellsworth American (April 16, 2021)


US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Associated Press (April 15, 2021)


Father of fallen Canadian soldier of two minds on Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Toronto Star (April 15, 2021)


Biden’s top diplomat makes unannounced stop in Afghanistan after president calls for troop withdrawal

Michael Kugelman quoted by the Washington Post (April 15, 2021)


Ending 'Forever War,' Biden orders Afghan withdrawal from May 1

Michael Kugelman quoted by Nikkei Asia (April 15, 2021)


Policy Beats

Michael Kugelman appearing on Policy Beats from IPRI (April 15, 2021)


How Will Biden Pivot on South Asia?

Michael Kugelman writing for Foreign Policy (April 15, 2021)


Democracy and Grand Strategy

Charles Edel speaks to the Net Assessment Podcast from War on the Rocks (April 15, 2021)


Biden to Meet With South Korean President Moon Next Month

Jean H. Lee quoted by the Wall Street Journal (April 15, 2021)


Pakistan protests: Why the Islamist TLP party is now a major political force

Michael Kugelman quoted by DW (April 15, 2021)


Biden’s Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan

Michael Kugelman writing for Foreign Policy (April 14, 2021)


Is This the End of Democracy in Myanmar?

Lucas Myers appearing on Wilson Center NOW (April 14, 2021)


Taliban Issues Cold Response to U.S. Withdrawal Plans

Michael Kugelman quoted by Foreign Policy (April 14, 2021)


Biden's US forces exit could doom Afghan peace talks between Taliban, government

Michael Kugelman quoted by ABC News (April 14, 2021)


Pakistan to ban anti-blasphemy party after widespread rioting

Michael Kugelman quoted by The National (April 14, 2021)


Pakistan takes desperate measures to revive Belt and Road's port

Michael Kugelman quoted by Nikkei Asia (April 13, 2021)


Pakistan Islamists Clash With Police, Killing 4

Michael Kugelman quoted by VOA (April 13, 2021)


Biden Admin Puts Religious Freedom Programs on Hold

Farahnaz Ispahani quoted by Real Clear Politics (April 13, 2021)


Searching for a Potemkin Village Opposition

William Milam writing for The Friday Times (April 9, 2021)


Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War

Lucas Myers writing for Foreign Policy (April 08, 2021)


Introducing the Lazarus Heist

Jean Lee joins the BBC for a new True Crime podcast (April 8, 2021)


Russia Makes a Power Play in South Asia

Michael Kugelman writing for Foreign Policy (April 08, 2021)


Has Russia hyphenated India & Pakistan? Growing Moscow-Islamabad ties have Delhi ‘worried’

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Print - India (April 08, 2021)


U.S.-North Korea Relations: Tensions Rising?

Jean Lee appearing on Wilson Center NOW (April 8, 2021)
Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Associated Press (April 07, 2021)


How Bhutan managed to vaccinate more than half its citizens in a single week

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Telegraph UK (April 07, 2021)


North Korea Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics, Citing Pandemic

Jean H. Lee quoted by VOA (April 6, 2021)


Taliban Say No to Afghan President’s New Peace Plan

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Media Line (April 06, 2021)


Moon Faces Tough Election Fight in South Korea

Shihoko Goto speaks with Bloomberg's Daybreak Asia (April 6, 2021)


A tale of two Talibans

Michael Kugelman quoted by TRT World (April 5, 2021)


Can Vietnam Rally the Big UN Powers to Stop More Bloodshed in Myanmar?

Prashanth Parameswaran quoted by PassBlue (April 5, 2021)


First Light - Monday April 5, 2021

Jean H. Lee speaks with First Light about the Biden Administration's plans for relations with North Korea (April 5, 2021)


Climate change set to emerge as key point of US-Bangladesh relationship

Michael Kugelman quoted by The Daily Star - Bangladesh (April 04, 2021)


India-Pak Ties Hit Roadblock

Michael Kugelman appearing on CNN News 18 (April 3, 2021)


A Future Chinese Indian Ocean Fleet?

Christopher Colley writing for War on the Rocks (April 2, 2021)


UAE projects power in India-Pakistan reconciliation talks

Michael Kugelman quoted by Middle East Eye (April 02, 2021)


Is an India-Pakistan Detente Likely?

Michael Kugelman appearing on CGTN's The Heat (April 2, 2021)
US ‘looks forward to working with Pakistan’ on climate crisis

Michael Kugelman quoted by Dawn (April 2, 2021)


India Faces Tests From Its Neighbors

Michael Kugelman writing for Foreign Policy (April 1, 2021)


Biden Takes on China

Marvin C. Ott writing for FPRI (April 1, 2021)


Time for the US to Step Up its Courtship of Taiwan

Shihoko Goto writing for The Diplomat (April 1, 2021)


US envoy Kerry to skip Pakistan in 'climate crisis' trip to India, Bangladesh

Michael Kugelman quoted by Dawn (April 01, 2021)


Global Chip Shortage

Shihoko Goto appearing on Arirang News Center (April 1, 2021)


Muddling Through

Robert Hathaway writing for South Asia (April 2021)


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