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Asia Program in the News - May 2021
Recent media appearances from the staff and fellows of the Asia Program.
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|Myanmar anti-coup activists threatened but not silenced, as military crackdown continues |
Lucas Myers quoted by South China Morning Post(May 03, 2021)
|Biden Hints at More Flexible North Korea Approach|
Jean Lee quoted by VOA (May 03, 2021)
Program Associate, Asia Program
Read more from Lucas
Myanmar lies at the fulcrum between South and Southeast Asia. With the risk of outright civil war increasing, the situation is increasingly dangerous for both the people of Myanmar and the neighboring countries.
Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
Read more from Michael
“This is a landmark deal. It brings Afghanistan closer than ever before to launching a formal peace process to end an interminable war. The US and the Taliban had a long and fraught negotiation. But as tough as it was, the next step will be even harder. A formal peace process will require a deeply divided Afghan political class to come together with a common vision toward peace, and the Taliban will need to agree to share power within a political system it has long rejected. In effect, the US-Taliban deal was the low-hanging fruit. Now the hard work begins.”
Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program
Jean H. Lee
Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
Read more from Jean
North Korea’s nuclear weapons are such a source of strength and pride for the people, and such a key strategic tool for Kim, that it’s hard to see him giving them up entirely.
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