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'A Man of Supreme Patience': Rajeshwar Dayal, Hammarskjöld's Envoy

Rajeshwar Dayal, former Indian Foreign Secretary, played an important role in two UN missions, one in Lebanon in 1958 and the other in the Congo in the early 1960s. Dayal’s notes and correspondence regarding these assignments can be found in the Cordier Papers and in the fonds pertaining to the missions in the UN archives.

Trump and South Asia, One Year On: A Case of Policy Continuity With the Past

Despite several notable differences, President ’s policy in the region—so far—has largely been strikingly similar to that of President Barack Obama’s.

When assessing President ’s efforts abroad over his first year in office, there are copious examples of major foreign policy breaks with his predecessor, Barack Obama. has taken a hard line on Iran, backed out of the Transpacific Partnership agreement, cracked down hard on immigration, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and rejected the idea of climate change.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Can the U.S. Influence Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Efforts?

Can the United States influence Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts? Wilson Asia Program Deputy Director Michael Kugelman discusses the recent suspension of U.S. security aid to Pakistan and where U.S.– Pakistan relations might be headed. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Energy Geopolitics in Asia

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mammoth $62 billion transport corridor project. It entails the construction of roads, power projects, ports and other infrastructure across Pakistan. CPEC is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an even more ambitious envisioned transport corridor that aims to facilitate China’s access to far-flung global markets in order to satiate the voracious demand of the growing Chinese economy.

2018: The Year Ahead in Asia

What to Watch in 2018

The coming year is shaping up to be highly consequential for the Asia-Pacific. The distribution of the region’s economic, political, and military power is evolving rapidly, which will have profound implications for regional stability and for American interests. To inaugurate the Wilson Center Asia Program’s new blog Dispatches, the program’s staff has compiled brief analyses of what we believe to be some of the most critical issues to watch in 2018.

China’s Policy of Conciliation and Reduction and its Impact on Boundary Negotiations and Settlements in the Early 1960s

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CWIHP Working Paper 85

China’s Policy of Conciliation and Reduction (Sanhe Yishao) and its Impact on Boundary Negotiations and Settlements in the Early 1960s

Eric Hyer
December 2017

A Conversation on U.S.-India Relations with Ambassador Richard Verma

The Honorable Rich Verma, the U.S. ambassador to India from 2015 to 2017 and the first Indian-American to hold that position, knows the U.S.-India relationship up close and personal.  A stronger U.S.-India partnership is one of the few issues on which the Trump administration, the Obama administration, and Republicans and Democrats in Congress appear to have agreed. However, implementing this consensus will require facing a series of strategic and economic challenges.

Securing the Third Pole: Science, Conservation, and Community Resilience in Asia’s High Mountains

“Change is everywhere where snow leopards live,” said World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Vice President Kate Newman at a recent Wilson Center event. “The life of the snow leopard is intimately intertwined with the lives of the people in these high mountains,” she said. If you care about water security and climate resilience in Asia, you should also care about the integrity of the snow leopard’s habitat, added Koustubh Sharma of the Snow Leopard Trust.

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