Asia News

Party Media Reform in China

Sep 22, 2003
A personal statement by Gang Lin, Asia Program associate, for a Congressional Executive Commission on China roundtable held on September 22, 2003.

China after Jiang

Jul 29, 2003
In the new Woodrow Wilson Press publication China after Jiang, Gang Lin of the Asia Program and other leading China scholars tackle the trends and transitions in contemporary Chinese politics.

Golf in China: Economic Boom but Environmental Bust?

Jul 21, 2003
With increased interest in the game, the number of golf courses in China is destined to climb and with such growth comes serious environmental implications. According to Timothy Hildebrandt, managing editor of the Center's China Environment Series, there are real opportunities for China to limit degradation---but the push for an environmentally sustainable golf industry must be made now while courses are still in development.

Call for Papers

May 14, 2003
The editor of the China Environment Series invites submissions for feature articles and commentaries/notes from the field for the 2004 issue.

The Kashmir Issue in Times of Uncertainty: A French View

May 08, 2003
The following essay was first presented, in slightly modified form, at an Asia Program seminar held on April 16, 2003. Its author, Jean-Luc Racine, is one of Europe's most-respected scholars of South Asia.

Can Bush Handle North Korea?

Mar 06, 2003
In this piece published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway assesses U.S. policy toward East Asia during the first two years of George W. Bush's presidency.

George W. Bush and Asia: A Midterm Assessment

Feb 21, 2003
The midpoint of George W. Bush’s presidential term offers an opportune moment to take stock of the administration’s Asia policy. This new Asia Program report contains essays by policymakers, scholars and Asia analysts, including a contribution from Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Collectively, these essays identify themes and patterns that provide insights into Bush’s Asia policies and begin the task of placing the administration’s policies into broader perspective.

Clearing the Air: Human Rights and the Legal Dimensions of China's Environmental Dilemma

Jan 27, 2003
Statement of Jennifer L. Turner,Senior Project Associate for the Center's Environmental Change and Security Project on the growing role of Chinese Green NGOs and environmental journalists in China to the Congressional/Executive Commission on China Issues

North Korea Nuclear Proposal in New Wilson Center Study

Jan 17, 2003
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Selig S. Harrison argues that the United States can get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program under adequate inspection safeguards—-but only as part of a broader agreement centering on assistance in resolving the energy crisis that has paralyzed the North Korean economy.

Bringing Calm to North Korea

Dec 18, 2002
In a December 17 Financial Times article, Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway argues that mixed messages and missed opportunities on the part of the Bush administration have escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula into a dangerous game of brinkmanship. But he suggests that it is not too late to avert a truly dangerous situation, and that Washington's European allies can play a constructive diplomatic role in defusing the current crisis.

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