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At the Asia Program, our experts and scholars are always producing new research and analysis on a rapidly changing region.  Our most recent pieces look at North Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan to explore foreign policy, diplomacy, military strategy, and trade.  All of our reports are available for download on our website.  You can also sign up for our mailing lists to be updated about upcoming events, recent publications, and other news. 

Resetting Polish-Ukrainian Relations

Relations between Poland and Ukraine are at their lowest point since 1991. The current impasse is deeply connected both to the narrative of victimhood common among post-Soviet states and to Ukraine and Poland individually objecting to certain exclusionary policies the other has crafted. The policies, the objections, and failure to reach common ground seem additionally amplified to serve domestic political purposes.

Ideological Competition in the Indo-Pacific

As the geopolitical competition between China and the United States heats up, most analyses have focused on China’s growing military power, China’s audacious Belt and Road Initiative to build infrastructure across the region and place itself at the center of the region’s geopolitical destiny, the administration’s still-gestating

Book Launch | Vietnam's American War: A History

The Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program welcomes Pierre Asselin for a book launch discussion of 

A Joint Conference on Russia and North Korean Nuclear Weapons

Russia’s relations with North Korea are often ignored in the West, being overshadowed by China. Yet Russia has been a major player on the Korean Peninsula since the late 19th century. It was directly responsible for the creation of the North Korean state (the DPRK) and it still maintains a range of political, economic and social links. Indeed, Russia is now the only major country on more or less friendly terms with Pyongyang.

1917: The Empire’s Diverging Revolutions

We have long acknowledged and taught that 1917 was not one but many revolutions, including parallel, sometimes overlapping, but often conflicting movements of soldiers, workers, peasants, white-collar workers, and other intelligentsia and social groups. But all these revolutions were refracted through national, imperial, and colonial prisms, so there were also Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish, and Tatar revolutions.

Reading the Tea Leaves: The Future of Xi’s China

President Xi Jinping “has consolidated more power than any of his predecessors,” according to Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly. When Xi convenes the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, he will seek to continue his agenda for leading an evolving country into the 21st century. What can we expect? Daly provides insights into the workings of the party and Xi’s priorities in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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