December 09, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Ali Riaz looks at “landslide elections” – where the winning side received close to two-thirds of the votes cast -- in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka over the past four decades.
November 13, 2013 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
Bangladesh, a nation with a history of volatile and sometimes violent politics, is entering into a critical political phase. National elections are scheduled to take place by the end of January, and the constitutionally mandated three-month interim period before elections began on October 25. The main opposition party has suggested it may boycott elections, and there are concerns that elections may not be held at all.
November 07, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Ever since China's new president Xi Jinping described his "China Dream" as the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese people" in November 2012, it has become a key topic in the PRC's domestic politics and foreign affairs. How did this concept emerge? Is there only one "China Dream" or have the grand aspirations and deep anxieties of a broad group of people given rise to multiple interpretations? What are the challenges facing President Xi and the "China Dream" in the years to come? Find out November 7, 2013 at the Wilson Center!
November 06, 2013 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.
November 05, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:20pm
This event will look at a newly released RAND study titled Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of the United States Forces–Iraq, which explores how our experience in the military exit and transition of responsibilities in Iraq might help to inform future U.S. transition planning in Afghanistan.
November 01, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.
October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm — 5:15pm
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."
October 21, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Wilson Center Experts to preview the Obama-Sharif meeting, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and domestic challenges facing Sharif
October 15, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Join us for a roundtable discussion with Indira Jaising, the renowned women’s rights lawyer, a Wilson Center Global Fellow, and the first woman Additional Solicitor General of India. Introductions by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director, The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative.
October 03, 2013 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Martin K. Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak on the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.