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Robert Daly Appointed to Head Wilson Center Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Aug 26, 2013
The Wilson Center today announced that Robert Daly will be the Center’s new Director for the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, beginning today.

China Defense Chief and Hagel Need to Find Balance for Pacific

Aug 23, 2013
Top leaders in both China and the US are concerned about the growing strategic rivalry between the two countries. They are conscious of the historical examples, where the clash of interests between rising powers and established powers has precipitated bloody conflicts. They have endorsed the concept of trying to create a new model of major power relations between China and the US that can prevent history from repeating itself. Whether this will be possible remains to be seen

It’s All About Mao

Aug 23, 2013
The trial of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese Communist Party official and former member of the ruling Politburo, is attracting the world’s attention with its tales of corruption, sex, murder and political intrigue. But while such details are riveting, they divert attention from the real meaning of the case, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang in The New York Times.

The Merits of the Case

Aug 22, 2013
As gratifying as Musharraf's indictment is, let's hope that the Pakistani military and justice system treat his trial on its merits and do not move it into a personal or political realm, writes Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani on ForeignPolicy.com.

First time in Pakistan's history coup-making general has to answer charges

Aug 21, 2013
Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani was interviewed on Voice of Russia regarding charges leveled on former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.

Photo Essay: Wuhai City Coal Complex Shows Costs of China’s Energy Demands

Aug 20, 2013
CEF Associate Susan Shifflett reports from Inner Mongolia on a China Water-Energy Team exchange trip to a coal base.

East Asia: Leaving Post-War Angst Behind

Aug 15, 2013
Irrational nationalism is driving an ever-deeper wedge between Japan, China, and South Korea. All three countries face considerable economic challenges which will be better tackled together, instead of picking at the old wounds from World War II, argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in The Globalist.

Pakistan's Number One Threat

Aug 13, 2013
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly declared that his number one priority is rebuilding his country’s economy. But Wilson Center and Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani warns, in an article published in the Foreign Policy’s AFPAK channel, that the Sharif government may face an even more urgent task: combatting the domestic terrorism that threatens the very future of Pakistan.

China WET exchange reported in China

Aug 12, 2013
China Water-Energy Team (China WET) is provoking a new thinking on water-energy choke point in Beijing.

Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amid Changing Realities

Aug 07, 2013
U.S.-China relations continue to play a key role in defining power politics in the Asia-Pacific region. This difficult relationship also remains central to how other countries define and pursue their own national interests. On Aug. 6, public policy scholar Yeh-chung Lu argued that he U.S. policy of rebalancing toward the region is likely to continue to shape the Asia-Pacific security equation in the years to come, including Taiwan’s security environment.

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