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The Speech Heard Round the World

On November 21, Ambassador Alice Wells, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, delivered an address on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)—the most expensive and operationalized component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—at the Wilson Center.

Two years on, a sobering look at the human toll of the maximum pressure campaign against North Korea

We are now more than two years into the Trump Administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea, a sanctions regime designed to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear program. This almost total embargo on the country has yet to yield any concrete progress on denuclearization. All it seems to have achieved is hurting ordinary North Koreans.

U.S.-Ukraine Relations: “Tenuous”

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Nina Jankowicz, author and Disinformation Fellow with the Science and Technology Innovation Program. She discusses US-Ukraine relations as the partnership is tested like never before with impeachment proceedings underway in Washington. Jankowicz also discusses areas of continued cooperation such as cyber-warfare and the state of the conflict in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

Hong Kong and US-China relations: What Are the Options?

The Hong Kong protests have entered their 5th month with no resolution in sight. Emotions run high in the SAR, Beijing, and Washington. Stakeholder decisions over the next few months could have secondary effects on Taiwan’s January elections, U.S.-China trade frictions, Chinese soft power and, centrally, the future of the people of Hong Kong.

Please join the Wilson Center for dispassionate analysis of the options facing the demonstrators, the Hong Kong government, Beijing, and the United States.

Photo Gallery from Vice President Mike R. Pence Inaugural Frederic V. Malek Public Service Leadership Lecture

Vice President Michael R. Pence Delivers Inaugural Frederic V. Malek Public Service Leadership Lecture, October 24, 2019

Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly Response to Vice President Mike Pence Remarks on NBA, Hong Kong

Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly issued the following response to remarks at the Wilson Center by Vice President Mike Pence on the NBA and the Hong Kong protests:

Russia and China, Sitting in a Tree?

China and Russia. So many differences, but yet so much in common. Need to Know host Aaron Jones talks with Stacy Closson to sort through the venn diagram of issues that are in the China/Russia relationship. And what that means for the U.S.