Asia News

Wilson Center Awards 2012-13 Pakistan Scholarship

Jun 20, 2012
The Wilson Center in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), today announced the appointment of Dr. Simbal Khan as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Khan will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning September 10, 2012, working on a book on U.S.-Pakistan security relations since 2001.

Choke Point: China

Jun 20, 2012

Women’s Rights and Voices Belong at Rio+20

Jun 19, 2012
For the scores of women who will be attending the 20th anniversary of the first UN Earth Summit this June (and just importantly for those who aren’t), there are glaring omissions: reproductive health, gender equality, and girls education are nowhere to be found on the Rio+20 agenda.
Jane Harman and Aung San Suu Kyi

What Myanmar can Teach Egypt

Jun 15, 2012
"While the Burmese may have been impressed with events in Tahrir Square last year, Egypt should be looking to Myanmar’s example now. Egyptians are due to head to the polls this weekend but democratic change seems increasingly elusive. Myanmar, meanwhile, has moved further and faster toward real political reform," writes Jane Harman in Politico.

WWICS Senior Scholar Samuel Wells Quoted by AJC about Korean War

Jun 01, 2012
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar Samuel Wells was recently quoted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for an article entitled “Korea vets remember ‘forgotten’ war."

Summer Teaching Institute on Modern Korean History

May 25, 2012
The Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Modern Korean History Summer Teaching Institute from July 23 through July 26, 2012, for 10 to 15 high school educators.

NKIDP e-Dossier No. 7 on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing Featured in South Korean Press

May 16, 2012
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 7, “East German Documents on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing,” was featured widely in the South Korean press upon its release, with stories appearing in Joongang Ilbo, Donga Ilbo, and Maeil Business News, among others.

Wilson Center Seeks Japan Expert for Associate Position

May 14, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Asia Program is seeking applications from all qualified candidates for the position of Asia Program Associate, whose duties will focus on the Center's Northeast Asia programming, particularly regarding Japan. The deadline for applications has changed. It is now Friday, May 18, 2012.
Indian Nukes

Don't Forget India's Nukes

May 09, 2012
India has an explicitly stated no-first-use policy and is widely viewed as a U.S. security ally. But that doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye to India's actions, writes Wilson Center Director Jane Harman in The Los Angeles Times.

Ronald Reagan’s Lessons for the Chen Guangcheng Case

May 07, 2012
China’s blind activist expertly used the power of the U.S. to magnify his cause. In this article from The Daily Beast, Senior Scholar Walter Reich describes how Obama should keep up the pressure: by taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s dealings with Russia.

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