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

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Is This the End of Democracy in Myanmar?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Lucas Myers, Program Associate with the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. We discuss the latest developments concerning the recent coup in Myanmar and examine the diplomatic dilemma for the United States as it seeks to coordinate an international response.

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Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War

"Beyond the protests in the cities, however, the role that Myanmar’s ethnic armed organizations choose to adopt could become key to the country’s long-term stability. As the U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned, the situation could descend into an outright civil war, with profound implications not only for the people of Myanmar but also for regional stability." -Lucas Myers

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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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