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Afghanistan Stability: a Pipe Dream?

Jan 13, 2014
"The stabilizing role of a post-2014 force - and its overall utility - would be modest at best," writes Michael Kugelman. "Afghanistan's future will largely be determined by domestic political considerations in South Asia that the U.S. has little ability - or desire - to influence."

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Fast Company on Chinese technology firms and agriculture

Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Turner highlighted the China's determination to improve food safety in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

Japan in 2014: Can Abe Manage China Tensions?

Jan 09, 2014
Will Japan assert its own vision for East Asia, or will it continue simply to react to China? That will be the biggest question in 2014 for Tokyo as tensions with Beijing continue to mount writes Shihoko Goto.

CfA: New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Borders during the Cold War

Jan 07, 2014
Applications are now being sought from doctoral students working on the history of China’s borders and border regions during the Cold War to participate in a week-long workshop to be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center from August 4-8, 2014.

NKIDP Coordinator James Person Publishes in National Interest

Jan 06, 2014
NKIDP Coordinator James Person published on "North Korea's Purges Past" in the National Interest

Offsite Event: France, Europe, and Vietnam since 1954

Jan 04, 2014
The international conference "France, Europe, and Vietnam since 1954" will take place in Paris from January 16-18, 2014.

Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

Dec 30, 2013
The Asia Program is pleased to have published a timely new study by Prof. Stephen Tankel on militancy in India. Prof. Tankel's main focus is a loosely organized indigenous Islamist militant network known as the Indian Mujahideen.

China in 2014: The Three Rs

Dec 30, 2013
"Xi Jinping's program to date is Reform, Resurgence, and Repression," writes Robert Daly. "What China becomes under his leadership in 2014 and beyond will depend on whether this modern strongman is truly modern and truly strong, or whether he is cultivating an image of strength in an attempt to rein in a dynamic but fragile nation which an anachronistic CCP can no longer control."

Ahsan Iqbal Discusses Urbanization in Pakistan

Dec 23, 2013
Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister for planning, development, and reforms, and a top official in the country's ruling party, discusses Pakistan's urbanization challenges.

Chokepoint India: Torrent of Water and Questions Pour From India’s Himalayas

Dec 18, 2013
The Asia Program is partnering with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and the Circle of Blue organization on Chokepoint India, a new project examining the intersection of water and energy stress in India.

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