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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.

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.

The Case for a Two-Track U.S. Approach to North Korea

Jan 20, 2016
Robert Daly writes that, whether through sanctions or dialogue, the United States should be prepared to act with and without China.

Taiwan: A Democratic Success

Jan 16, 2016
The people of Taiwan have once again demonstrated the vitality and vibrancy of their democracy. Congratulations to President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and the other successful candidates in the election held earlier today.

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.

'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.

Strengthening a Foolproof Relationship

Dec 15, 2015
Tokyo wishes to further intensify its ties with New Delhi, particularly amid ever-growing tensions in the South China Sea and unshakeable anxiety about Beijing’s military stance.

Will ISIS Infect Bangladesh?

Dec 08, 2015
"Still, ISIS is not the biggest problem for Bangladesh. The biggest problem is an alarming rise in extremist violence more broadly. Debating whether terror attacks are carried out directly by ISIS or simply inspired by ISIS detracts from the chief need of the hour: To stop attacks, many of them not linked to ISIS at all, from happening altogether," writes Michael Kugelman and Atif Jalal Ahmad.

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