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Choreographing a Delicate Dance

The road to the 1972 Sino-Japanese normalization

Japan’s desire to normalize relations with the People’s Republic of China long antedated the 1972 initiative.

U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Prospects for Security and Economic Ties

President-elect Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen soon after his election has brought the One China policy back into the political limelight. Amid renewed interest in assessing cross-Strait relations, the question remains how the latest developments may impact Taiwan itself. Join us for a discussion about the outlook for U.S.-Taiwan relations from a political, security, as well as economic perspective and the evolution of Taiwan’s position in Asia.

Taiwan Faces Currency Challenges

 

 

The U.S. Treasury Department’s April 2017[i] currency exchange report to Congress concluded no country manipulated its exchange rate, but kept six economies on its monitoring list, including Taiwan. This designation by the Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States signals Treasury’s concerns about economic performance and policy actions regarding those trading partners’ exchange rate practices and trade surpluses.

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

The Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), in partnership with Kyungnam University's Institute for Far Eastern Affairs (IFES), is pleased to announce the convening of the first Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute. The Institute is being organized in Paju, South Korea, from November 5-12, 2016.

Iranian Great Power Ambitions and China’s Return to the Olympic Movement, 1973-74

CWIHP eDossier No. 75

Iranian Great Power Ambitions and China’s Return to the Olympic Movement, 1973-74

Stefan Huebner

November 2016

“We want the true representation of Asia in the Asian Games Federation.” 

Iranian Great Power Ambitions and China’s Return to the Olympic Movement, 1973-74

CWIHP eDossier No. 75

Iranian Great Power Ambitions and China’s Return to the Olympic Movement, 1973-74

Stefan Huebner

November 2016

“We want the true representation of Asia in the Asian Games Federation.” 

Trading Pains and Gains: Expanding Trade Alliances in Asia

 Since its rather humble beginnings as a free trade agreement between Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand in 2005, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has ballooned into a pact that includes two of the three biggest economies in the world.  TPP is also an open platform.  Unlike bilateral pacts that are between two countries, the underlying assumption of the multilateral deal is that it will continue to expand and increase its membership beyond the original 12 nations.

Expanding the TPP?: Prospects for South Korea, Taiwan, and ASEAN

The outlook for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement to be ratified remains uncertain, particularly given the political hurdles facing the world’s most ambitious trade pact. That has not, however, stopped the debate about the possibility of expanding TPP membership beyond the 12 founding members. Certainly, TPP would not only enhance trade relations, but it could also further security as well as diplomatic relations, especially in Asia.

Research Assistant (Chinese Language Specialist)

Research Assistant (Chinese Language Specialist)
Chinese language skills required for projects on foreign relations of China since 1945

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-19

Tsai Ing-wen Becomes Taiwan’s First Female President

Women in Public Service Project Director, Gwen Young, discusses the significance of Tsai Ing-wen becoming Taiwan’s first female president. 

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