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President Obama’s Asia Trip: Implications for China-U.S. Relations

May 01, 2014
President Obama capped a four-nation visit to Asia with the announcement of a security agreement with the Philippines. While China was not one of the President’s stops, relations with the People’s Republic loomed large as a back drop for his visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. We spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy about the significance of the trip.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Vice News on the new amendments to China's Environmental Law

Apr 29, 2014
In the latest article at Vice News, "China’s Toxic Soil, Air Pollution, and Dead Animals Prompt Environmental Reform," Turner commented on the new amendments to 1989 China Environmental Protection Law (EPL) and Chinese pig industry.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by Radio Free Asia on the latest China Environmental Law amendments

Apr 23, 2014
Jennifer Turner gave comments on the amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law which was submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation.

CEF's latest dam interactive map reported by Quartz

Apr 22, 2014
CEF has recently released its new interactive map concerning the information of dams in the southwest China.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by Living On Earth on China's hydropower overload

Apr 22, 2014
For the past 65 years, China has built nearly two dams per day, and wants to expand its hydroelectric capacity. Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Washington DC's Wilson Center, tells host Steve Curwood that China plans to ramp up dam installation in Yunnan Province, which raises the risks for this biodiversity hotspot in Southwest China.

A Positive Surprise in Afghanistan

Apr 21, 2014
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the recent elections in Afghanistan.

A Crisis of Democracy in Bangladesh

Apr 21, 2014
Former Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Ali Riaz examines the background of the controversial elections in Bangladesh held in January 2014 and the future trajectory of Bangladeshi politics in a new article in Current History.

IFES Web Forums and Briefs

Apr 21, 2014
NKIDP invites readers to subscribe to the mailings and weekly updates on developments on the Korean Peninsula distributed by the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES), Kyungnam University.

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Apr 15, 2014
The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future.

What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

Apr 11, 2014
After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that the Afghan election would be a very bloody one. Yet, the 7 million people who turned out to vote largely escaped harm. Here's the likely explanation.

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