Asia Events

North Korea after Jang Sung Taek and the Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations

February 28, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The purge and execution of Jang Sung Taek was caused by the combination of a struggle over economic interests and political power as well as shortcomings of the Military-first System. While it is too early to determine what the consequences of Jang’s execution are in terms of the political stability and future policy directions of the Kim Jong Un regime, this panel will explore some possibilities, particularly in terms of inter-Korean relations.
Webcast

Civil Society in Afghanistan: Spark or Stumbling Block for Stability?

February 25, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
With international troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, Afghan efforts to promote security will increasingly be taking center stage. This event examines the extent to which Afghan nongovernment organizations (NGOs) can help achieve stability.
Webcast

Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Development: Lessons for Practitioners (Toolkit Launch)

February 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
With almost 800 million people currently lacking access to clean water and two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face conditions of severe water stress by 2025, disputes over water are a growing global concern. But while dwindling water supplies sharpen focus on conflict, long-term peacebuilding opportunities are often overlooked.
Webcast

Moving Beyond Coal: Shifting China onto a Path Toward 100% Renewable Electricity

February 19, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The panel discussion will delves into the ambitious question of how China can entirely phase out coal from the country’s electricity mix.
Webcast

Public-Private Partnerships in Aid: A Tool For U.S. Policy

February 14, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
By partnering with U.S. corporations, USAID and other development agencies can help developing countries innovate new technologies, leapfrog infrastructure investment, and create new markets and sustainable livelihoods. Using technology and innovation to change the lives of millions around the world, these partnerships may also help shape a different view of America as a global power: smart and capable, focused on success and results, not ideology. However, these partnerships can be a challenge to develop and sustain. How can Congress work with the private sector and development agencies to enable these partnerships for success?
Podcast

A "Normal" Japan? Comparisons with South Korea, China, and ASEAN

January 29, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
This event has been rescheduled. Changes in Japanese foreign policy over the past two decades have led to a rise in the concept of a “normal” Japan. What constitutes a normal state, however, has led to confusion.

The Role of Chinese Media in Fighting Corruption

January 16, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Corruption is high on the agenda for Chinese leaders, with Wang Qishan in charge, the release of a new five-year anti-corruption plan, and daily reports of officials facing corruption charges. Caijing's Washington DC Bureau Chief Jin Yan spoke on the role that Caijing and other media outlets play in China.
Webcast

Threading the Needle: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

January 14, 2014 // 9:30am11:00am
Asia Program
A discussion of a new report on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan with co-author David J. Firestein.
Webcast

Globalization and America's Trade Agreements

January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.
Webcast

The Middle Kingdom Looks East, West, North and South: China’s Strategies on its Periphery

December 16, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea and its territorial claims over 80% of the South China Sea are focusing renewed American attention on Chinese strategy. To understand China’s policies, deployments, and ambitions in the Western Pacific, we must analyze China’s attitudes toward all of its 14 border States and Pacific neighbors, and toward its near and more distant seas.

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