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Hindsight Up Front: Lessons & Implications of Withdrawing from Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s future is more uncertain than ever. Implications of the U.S. withdrawal cannot be ignored. The Wilson Center’s new initiative — Hindsight Up Front — will keep you informed about the future of Afghanistan, its people, the region, and why it matters.Learn More
Director, Asia Program; Acting Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
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The 21st century will be defined by what happens in Asia. It is the source of incredible economic growth and tremendous upward potential, but is also riven with uncertainty, tension, and competition.
Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
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"Afghanistan is facing a pivotal moment. We’ve heard this before, but it’s never been more true today. The final U.S. withdrawal, unprecedented Taliban gains, and a floundering peace process underscore just how much Afghanistan’s future hangs in the balance."
Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program
Jean H. Lee
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North Korea’s nuclear weapons are such a source of strength and pride for the people, and such a key strategic tool for Kim, that it’s hard to see him giving them up entirely.
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Competition for Taiwan Scholars
Currently accepting applications for a month-long fellowship in summer 2021. This residential scholarship will bridge the worlds of academic research and policy implementation that will lead to enhanced relations between Taiwan and the United States.
Competition for Japan Scholars
Accepting applications on a rolling basis for a minimum period of three months. The Japan Scholar initiative is supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation to promote research on issues of mutual concern between Japan and the United States.