Aug 07, 2014
On 4 August, 2014, Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced its intention to ban coal consumption by 2020. However, is this enough for improving Beijing's air quality?
Aug 07, 2014
Islamabad and Kabul need to stop bickering and start cooperating on a coordinated counterterrorism strategy, argues Wilson Center Global Fellow Huma Yusuf in a new commentary written exclusively for the Asia Program website.
Jul 31, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to New Delhi for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue on Thursday. Given all that’s going on in the Middle East and in Russia, some argue that this is the wrong time for him to make this particular visit. Here are three reasons why Mr. Kerry is doing the right thing at the right time, writes Michael Kugelman.
Jul 29, 2014
Asia is going through an unprecedented wave of urbanization. Secondary and tertiary cities are seeing the most rapid changes in land-use and ownership, social structures, and values as peri-urban and agricultural land become part of metropolitan cityscapes. All the while, climate change is making many of these fast-growing cities more vulnerable to disasters.
Jul 25, 2014
NKIDP has released a collection of Russian, Chinese, and Polish documents on the armistice negotiations which span the nearly two-year period of talks (July 1951-July 1953). The documents shed new light on North Korean, Soviet, and Chinese strategic thinking toward the conflict and the armistice.
Jul 24, 2014
Could Afghanistan be the next Iraq? Michael Kugelman provides four reasons to believe that Afghanistan could avert Iraq’s frightening fate.
Jul 21, 2014
In a new set of interviews, public policy scholar Farahnaz Ispahani outlined the issues faced by religious minorities in Pakistan, and the path to a solution.
Jorge Heine: "The relationship with China has to move to the next stage, one that includes energy and infrastructure"
Jul 18, 2014
Program Fellow Jorge Heine is interviewed in Pulso on Chile-China relations on the wake of his departure to Beijing.
Jul 17, 2014
Tensions over territorial claims continue to percolate in the South China Sea. Questions and concerns about China’s intentions and actions are hot topics in the Philippines and Vietnam. Can the U.S., given the stated intention to “rebalance to Asia,” play an important role in sorting out competing claims?
Jul 17, 2014
Ren's book Urban China examines the past trajectories, present conditions, and future prospects of Chinese urbanization, by investigating five key themes - governance, migration, landscape, inequality, and cultural economy.