Asia Program

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Uncertain Partners, Uneasy Rivals

July 08, 2002 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Tao Wenzhao, research professor and deputy director, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Wilson Center public policy scholar

Korean Endgame

June 18, 2002 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In a seminar jointly hosted by three Wilson Center programs – the Asia Program, the Nonproliferation Forum, and the Conflict Prevention Project – Selig S. Harrison, Senior Scholar at the Center, spoke about his new book KOREAN ENDGAME: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, published earlier this year by Princeton University Press.

Reinventing the Alliance

June 12, 2002 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Summary of a meeting with Thomas Berger, Boston University; John Ikenberry, Georgetown University; Takashi Inoguchi, University of Tokyo; Michael Mastanduno, Dartmouth College; Jitsuo Tsuchiyama, Aoyama Gakuin University

Taming the Crouching Tiger

June 05, 2002 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Despite the convergent strategic interests of the United States and China in the war against terrorism and two Bush-Jiang meetings since September 11, mutual distrust and strategic competition continue to characterize this bilateral relationship. Is U.S.-China strategic cooperation possible without mutual trust? Three experts gathered for a June 5 seminar at the Woodrow Wilson Center to explore this and related issues. The three speakers for the seminar were Avery Goldstein of the University of Pennsylvania, Ross H. Munro of the Center for Security Studies, and James J. Przystup of the National Defense University. On the next day, Goldstein and Munro spoke at a breakfast seminar on Capitol Hill on the same topic.

The Reluctant Dragon

May 23, 2002 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Lawrence C. Reardon, associate professor of political science, University of New Hampshire and Woodrow Wilson Center/George Washington University Asian Policy Studies fellow

War on Terrorism: Nepalese Perspectives

May 18, 2002 // 2:00pm3:00pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal

War in South Asia

May 15, 2002 // 8:30am3:30pm
Sunil Khilnani, Woodrow Wilson Center & Birkbeck College, University of LondonItty Abraham, Social Science Research Council Charles Kennedy, Wake Forest University Apurba Kundu, University of BradfordFeroz Khan, Woodrow Wilson CenterAyesha Siddiqa-Agha, independent scholar, IslamabadJayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityRammanohar Reddy, The Hindu, Chennai (Madras) Deepa Ollapally, University of Pennsylvania & U.S. Institute of PeaceSamina Ahmed, International Crisis Group, IslamabadArvind Rajagopal, New York University Ashutosh Varshney, University of MichiganDennis Kux, Woodrow Wilson Center

China and the Antiterrorist War

May 09, 2002 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Four experts gathered in a May 9 seminar at the Woodrow Wilson Center to explore Beijing's relations with the Muslim population in Xinjiang as well as the implications for U.S. human rights policy and the antiterrorist war. The four speakers for the seminar were James Millward of Georgetown University, currently a Wilson Center/George Washington University Asian Policy Studies fellow, Ross Terrill of Harvard University, Gaye Christoffersen of the Naval Postgraduate School, and Gardner Bovingdon of Washington University. On the next day, Millward and Bovingdon spoke at a breakfast seminar on Capitol Hill on the same topic.

Book Launch: The Great North Korean Famine: Famine, Politics, and Foreign Policy

April 30, 2002 // 12:00am
Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan, 1979-89
29-30 April 2002

April 29, 2002 // 1:00amApril 30, 2002 // 12:00am
What was behind the Soviet decision in December 1979 to invade Afghanistan? And why did Mikhail Gorbachev pull out Soviet troops 10 years later? What was the role of the U.S. covert assistance program, in particular the Stinger missiles? What role did CIA intelligence play? These were just some of the questions behind a major international conference organized in April by the Wilson Center's COLD WAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (CWIHP) in cooperation with the Center's ASIA PROGRAM and KENNAN INSTITUTE, George Washington University's Cold War Group, and the National Security Archive. Designed as a "critical oral history" conference, the discussions centered on newly released and translated U.S., Russian, Bulgarian, German, Czech, and Hungarian documents on the war. Conference participants included former Soviet officials and National Security Council (NSC), State Department, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials from the Carter, Bush, and Reagan administrations, as well as scholarly experts from around the world.

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