Asia Program

Events

Weighing the "Rebalance": Obama in Asia

April 28, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
President Barack Obama embarked this week on a tour of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines with the goal of convincing those nations and others in Asia that the U.S. remains focused on the region. In this Ground Truth Briefing conference call three experts on the ground in Tokyo, Seoul and Manila discuss the President's trip.

Media Briefing: Obama in East Asia

April 18, 2014 // 9:30am10:00am
Wilson Center Experts on East Asia Preview President Obama's Trip to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia
Webcast

Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

April 16, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Tough Calls: Difficult Assessments and Hard Choices in U.S. Policy Toward China
The Wrong Enemy
Webcast

The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014

April 11, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
A conversation with Carlotta Gall, Former Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent, New York Times

Assessing the Rebalance: The Evolution of U.S. Interests in Asia

April 10, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia has been developed into a broader, more coherent strategy since announced in November 2011, and rebadged as the “rebalance” to reflect continuities in U.S. interest. Join Hamish McDonald as he discusses the implications of this rebalance.
Webcast

Is Foreign Policy Bipartisanship Alive on Capitol Hill?

April 09, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
With today's Congress sharply divided along partisan lines, are U.S. lawmakers still capable of reaching across the aisle on foreign policy? This public program will examine the congressional politics of U.S. foreign policy making and the prospects for foreign policy bipartisanship.

Afghan Elections: What's at Stake?

April 07, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
On April 5, Afghans head to the polls as the country attempts its first-ever peaceful and democratic transfer of power. Three experts on the ground will discuss the election results —to the extent that they are known—and their implications.

Overcoming History's Hurdles: Rising Above the Challenges Facing Relations Between Japan, Korea, and China

April 02, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Relations between three of Asia’s biggest economies are at their lowest in decades, as growing nationalistic fervor overwhelms multiple common challenges facing Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Why are the three governments stumbling in history’s hurdles?

Japan and Cross-Strait Relations: Why Japan-Taiwan Relations Continue to Grow

March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other.

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