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The First Visit to Burma by an American Secretary of State

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit last month to Burma (Myanmar) broke new ground in Washington’s often tortuous relationship with that country. Wilson Center Fellow Kenton Clymer reminds us that Clinton was not the first secretary of state to make a surprise trip to Burma. Clymer is a Distinguished Research Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.

Taiwan: Small but Hardly Insignificant

Robert Hathaway authored this piece on US-Taiwan relations following a recent trip to Taiwan.

Chokepoint India: Torrent of Water and Questions Pour From India’s Himalayas

The Asia Program is partnering with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and the Circle of Blue organization on Chokepoint India, a new project examining the intersection of water and energy stress in India.

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Isao Miyaoka

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars appointed Associate Professor Isao Miyaoka as the Wilson Center's new Japan Scholar. Professor Miyaoka will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in February 2009, carrying out a research project on the U.S.-Japan alliance and its evolution from an expedient alliance to a robust security community.

Four Misconceptions About Narendra Modi

India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi is a man of contradictions. But he is dogged by many misconceptions. Michael Kugelman exposes 4 that are getting a lot of attention.

Five Resolutions for U.S. South Asia Policy in 2014

Here are five New Year's resolutions that, if upheld, can help inch the region just a bit closer to the stability that's long eluded it.

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