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.
Mineral wealth can bring great prosperity to Afghanistan, argues senior program associate Michael Kugelman in a Washington Post video clip. In a new Foreign Policy piece, he ranks mineral wealth as one of Afghanistan's four most important concerns.
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.
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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.
Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani recently spoke with Radio Australia about the special tribunal which has been set up to try Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf on charges of treason. Ispahani says this groundbreaking occurrence could lead to a conflict between the Pakistani military and its government.