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U.S.-Japan Relations in Disarray: Who Will Sustain Liberal International Order, and How?

SMU's Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program will be hosting it's symposium, "U.S.-Japan Relations in Disarray: Who Will Sustain Liberal International Order, and How?" at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., May 7. Hear from our panelists on various policy areas concerning American and Japanese relations, such as Trade and Regional Security.

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Mexico's Migrant Issues Expose Trump's Faulty Border Logic

Record numbers of migrants, over 70 percent of whom are from Guatemala and Honduras, are being processed by immigration officials. Asylum claims are up more than 1,000 percent since 2013.

Shelters along the border are overwhelmed, and the government is scrambling to keep up. This may sound like the introduction to every article you have read about the U.S. southwest border crisis, yet the prior statements refer not to the United States but to Mexico.

Wilson Center Alumnus Eliza Griswold Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Wilson Center alumnus Eliza Griswold has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. Griswold  is a New York Times best-selling author, and was also awarded the J. Lukas Prize for her book titled The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, which she worked on while a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center in 2008.

The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations

The Taiwan Relations Act, enacted by the United States Congress in April 1979, authorized continued “commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan” in the wake of the U.S. decision to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. By authorizing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and other provisions, the TRA created a framework for relations between the U.S. and Taiwan which has enabled their partnership and friendship to thrive in the absence of diplomatic relations. 

Eyeing the EU’s Overtures to China

Washington’s winters may or may not be harsher in recent years as a result of climate change. But in spite of all the concerns about weather pattern changes impacting nature, the city’s cherry blossoms have proven resilient to the volatility, this year being no exception. With the blossoms come another enduring fixture of springtime in Washington: the spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. Like the flowers, the message from the meetings too has been quite predictable.

The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape

This engrossing work of literary nonfiction is a deep dive into our surroundings―cities, countryside, and sprawl―exploring change in the meaning of place, and reimagining our American landscape 

Where Does It Stand and Where Should It Shift? A South Korean Perspective on North Korea Nuclear Diplomacy

It’s the Economy, Stupid! A South Korean Version?

Politics in South Korea show a great deal of similarities with those of the United States. President Moon Jae-in has to confront the polarization of political parties and the press. The conservative opposition party is busy criticizing Moon for being weak on North Korea. The mainstream media is wasting no time in underscoring any sign of disagreements between Washington and Seoul.

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

When people think of the United States, they typically have the contiguous part of the country in mind. But there have been only three years of U.S. history when that familiar shape has corresponded to the actual borders of the country.

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