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Podcast

Afghan Elections: What's at Stake?

April 07, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Asia Program
On April 5, Afghans head to the polls as the country attempts its first-ever peaceful and democratic transfer of power. Three experts on the ground will discuss the election results —to the extent that they are known—and their implications.

Overcoming History's Hurdles: Rising Above the Challenges Facing Relations Between Japan, Korea, and China

April 02, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Asia Program
Relations between three of Asia’s biggest economies are at their lowest in decades, as growing nationalistic fervor overwhelms multiple common challenges facing Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Why are the three governments stumbling in history’s hurdles?
Webcast

Choke Point: India -- A Wilson Center-Circle of Blue Joint Initiative

April 02, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
On April 2, Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center present the findings of their Choke Point: India initiative, an exploration into the water-energy-food confrontations in the world’s second most populous country.

An Unwanted Visionary: Gorbachev's Unrealized Ambitions and the Soviets' Retreat from Asia

March 31, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Radchenko will offer a fresh interpretation of Mikhail Gorbachev’s foreign policy by showing how the Soviet leader tried to reshape the international order through engagement with China and India, and why his vision for a Soviet-led Asia ultimately failed. Relying on newly declassified records from Russian, Chinese and other archives, he will discuss lost opportunities and recount painful legacies of Soviet retrenchment from Asia.

Land-Grabbing and Villagization in Ethiopia's Lowlands and Beyond

March 27, 2014 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
Join us for a discussion on the issues of land grabbing and villgization in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

South Korea's Trilateral Partnership with the U.S. and Japan

March 26, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Former National Assemblyman Dr. Jin Park asks, as South Korea under President Park Geun-hye aims to harmonize relations with China, reset its relationship with Japan, and build trust with North Korea to prepare for the national unification, what are the lessons from the Park Chung Hee era?

Forests on Film: New Stories from Nepal and the Congo Basin

March 25, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital on March 25, the Wilson Center premiered ECSP’s latest documentary, Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal. Together with Heart of Iron, a recent film on mining in the Congo Basin, the event took viewers into some of the world’s most remote forests to see how their inhabitants are adapting to rapid changes in the natural resources on which they depend.

Japan and Cross-Strait Relations: Why Japan-Taiwan Relations Continue to Grow

March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Asia Program
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other.

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.

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