Asia News

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.
Jane Harman on the Daily Rundown

The US and China: A Complex Relationship

May 03, 2012
As both competitors and partners, the US and China have a complex relationship. This week, ties between the world’s two biggest economies were strained by the diplomatic storm over blind dissident Chen Guangcheng and his effort to seek refuge at the US Embassy in Beijing. To discuss the controversy and US-China relations, Wilson Center Director Jane Harman sits down with The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd.

The Clash of Eurasian Grand Strategies

May 02, 2012
Alexandros Petersen, Advisor to the Wilson Center's European Energy Security Initiative (EESI), and Raffaello Pantucci of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences co-author an article as part of our joint-project on China in Central Asia.

Is the United States Prepared to see International Institutions Adapted to Reflect China’s Influence?

May 01, 2012
KICUS Director, J. Stapleton Roy Discusses China’s increasing influence in international institutions and the idea of international structural change.

Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States (Primary Source Event- Boston MA)

Apr 30, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA

Sweetening the Dragon's Breath

Apr 30, 2012
China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is developing seven experimental carbon-trading schemes. Anna Petherick looks for clues as to how that’s going.