The record of the Bush administration in East Asia over thepast four years is a mixed one, but with significantaccomplishments. Nonetheless, nagging problems persistthat, if not adequately addressed, could create considerabledifficulties for the president during his second term. By Robert M. Hathaway.
Musharraf's unprecedented indictment is a resounding victory for democracy in Pakistan, but is it also an ill-timed act of revenge politics that distracts from larger issues? Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman believes so, as he writes in this Op-Ed for the Express Tribune.
Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission:"China's Narratives Regarding National Security Policy"
The Chinese narrative emerges most clearly from Chinese-language publications on the great powers, including the United States, and on challenges in East Asia, notably in 2010 those related to North Korean belligerence and to regionalism involving Northeast and Southeast Asia. Wilson Center Fellow Gilbert Rozman testifies that this narrative is part of an orchestrated, top-down expression of Chinese national identity. There are divergent views, but not direct contradictions.
The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.