Asia News

Taiwan’s New President: An Unwitting Social Revolutionary

Feb 08, 2016
Tsai may well come to redefine female leadership in Asia.

Tough Choices in Afghanistan

Feb 04, 2016
More than fourteen years after routing the Taliban, and seven years after President Barack Obama, pledging to wind up the war, entered the White House, the United States faces another turning point in the seemingly endless conflict in Afghanistan.

Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics

Feb 02, 2016
Whether bullying or flattering the top leader, China’s bureaucracy always has its own interests at heart.

Former Scholar Hussain Nadim Recognized in Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Law and Policy Global Leaders

Jan 21, 2016
Former visiting scholar Hussain Nadim has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in it's 30 Under 30 list of global leaders in Law and Policy for his work with the Asia Program at the Wilson Center.

India is Failing to Learn from Terrorist Attacks

Jan 12, 2016
Recent events highlight that New Delhi has a long way to go in addressing its security.

Did North Korea Detonate a Hydrogen Bomb?

Jan 06, 2016
Nuclear proliferation expert Robert Litwak analyzes North Korea’s claim that it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb.

'Comfort Women' Deal Is a Win-Win But Japan and Korea Must Do More

Jan 06, 2016
The strategic stakes are clear: facing both significant threats and enormous opportunities, Japan and Korea should seize this chance at a stronger bond.

For the U.S., Few Options to Address North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Jan 06, 2016
North Korea’s claim that it has tested a hydrogen bomb produces another major foreign policy challenge for the Obama administration, which has few means to address it.

Historic 'Comfort Women' Agreement Still Requires Action

Dec 29, 2015
Expectations are high in Seoul and Tokyo that Monday’s landmark agreement to resolve the “comfort women” issue will allow South Korea and Japan to restore and further bilateral relations. The agreement is significant for Korea in that it promises to provide the recognition and compensation victims have long sought.

Governance and Mobility in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945: Through the Lens of Korean Migrants

Dec 21, 2015
In continuation of our alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Alyssa Park to hear her reflections on her fellowship. Dr. Park has a PhD in History from Columbia University and is Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. She is currently working on a project that traces the migration of Koreans to the Russian Far East and Manchuria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.