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New Trading Blocs in the Asia-Pacific?: TPP, RCEP, U.S.-Korea Cooperation

Jun 27, 2014
The Wilson Center recently partnered with the East Asia Foundation to host a half-day conference, "Asessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance." In the second panel discussion entitled New Trading Blocs in the Asia-Pacific?: TPP, RCEP, and US-Korea Cooperation, the Wilson Center's Asia Program director Robert Hathaway moderated a heated debate about Korea's interests and free trade regimes.
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China’s Rise, Japan’s Role, and the Future of ROK-US Cooperation

Jun 27, 2014
Is China's ever-growing presence a real threat or simply a perceived one? That was one of a number of thought-provoking questions addressed In the first panel discussion of a half day conference, "Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance."

The Future of US - China Relations

Jun 26, 2014
Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus, Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on June 25, 2014.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by CCTV America on China's Renewables

Jun 23, 2014
Turner says waste-to-energy could be another area to be explored in China's renewables.

The Challenges of Asymmetrical Alliance

Jun 19, 2014
On June 17, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a private luncheon discussion to discuss why the price of maintaining peace must include the ability to join in collective self-defense operations. This was an opportunity for some of Washington’s top Japan analysts and scholars to exchange views with Japan’s leading authority on the legalities of collective self-defense.

Are American Dreams Compatible With the China Dream?

Jun 18, 2014
Americans and Chinese, like peoples everywhere, have dreams. Chinese President Xi Jinping frequently refers to the China dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation; while American dream has focused primarily on personal freedom and equal opportunity to better one's position in life. People in both China and the United States worry whether Chinese and American dreams are compatible, writes former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy.

'Daunting Challenges' Await Future Afghan President

Jun 17, 2014
Defying Taliban threats, Afghans headed back to the polls to choose the successor of President Hamid Karzai. Michael Kugelman talks about the formidable challenges that await whoever wins this close-fought election in an interview by DW.

Pakistan Is Fighting Back Against Militants. Here’s Why It May Not Win.

Jun 17, 2014
Pakistan has launched a military offensive in North Waziristan, ground zero for militancy in that country. Michael Kugelman raises four questions that underscore how conditions in Pakistan may be stacked against success.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Quoted by US-China Business Council on China's Air Pollution

Jun 13, 2014
According to China Environment Forum Director Jennifer Turner, China has pollution regulations on the books, but “in actual practice…you see from the air quality that something isn’t working.”

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

Jun 12, 2014
Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges.

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