Asia News

Japan's Post-Fukushima Nuclear Energy Conundrum

Nov 16, 2012
In World Politics Review Nov. 13, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how Japan may be forced to remain a nuclear force as the surge in U.S. natural gas supply may decrease the availability of Middle East oil.

Japan as a role model for civility

Nov 16, 2012
In an op-ed in the Japan Times Nov. 7, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how grass-root understanding between Japan, China, and Korea is more important than ever as territorial disputes in the region continue to rage on. Read the full article at:

Save the Date: Regional Dynamics and Inter-Korean Relations, Past and Present, November 27, 2012

Nov 06, 2012
Supported by the Korean Ministry of Unification, the Wilson Center will host "Regional Dynamics and Inter-Korean Relations, Past and Present" on November 27, 2012, an event which seeks to bring a broader historical perspective to current issues affecting inter-Korean relations by conveying the importance of deep historical continuities on the Korean Peninsula.

CWIHP Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer Interviewed by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Oct 30, 2012
CWIHP is pleased to announce that Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer was recently interviewed by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on the work of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program, the state of China's archives, and his ongoing research on Sino-German relations.

NKIDP materials continue to inform discussion of inter-Korean relations in South Korea

Oct 22, 2012
Documents on the inter-Korean dialogue in the 1970s released by NKIDP continue to be cited by Korean scholars, who are now questioning North Korea’s recent attacks on the Yushin constitution in light of the fact that there were no criticisms at the time Yushin was declared in 1972.

Introducing: Choke Point: China Part II

Oct 22, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue have been working on the next part of the Choke Point: China series with support from Skoll Global Threats Fund. Over the next several weeks, in infographics, photographs, and comprehensive articles, Choke Point: China Part II will examine the extraordinary measures that China is taking to shift the geography and production practices in its agriculture and energy sectors to provide adequate supplies of food, fossil fuels, and fresh water over the next decade.

Dong-a Ilbo: Why North Korea did not criticize South Korea when it declared the Yushin Constitution in October 1972 revealed

Oct 17, 2012
A recent article in the Dong-a Ilbo cites evidence obtained and disseminated by NKIDP to explain why North Korea did not criticize South Korea following the declaration of the Yushin Constitution in October 1972.

Regulating the Resource Curse

Oct 15, 2012
This summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new regulations requiring oil, gas, and mineral companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to report payments to foreign governments. The aim of the effort is to reduce the kind of corruption and insecurity seen in places like Angola, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – sometimes called the “resource curse.” But, argues Wilson Center scholar Jeff Colgan, it may also help reduce international conflict between more developed countries as well.