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Wilson Center Meeting on Taiwan's Environment Appears in the Taipei Times

Aug 21, 2007
AUGUST 2007 - The Taipei Times notes Taiwan's EPA Minister Dang's talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center

George W. Bush and North Korea: 2001-04

Jul 20, 2007
Why the surprisingly relaxed US approach during George W. Bush's first term to the challenge posed by the North Korean nuclear weapons program? For an exploration of this seeming paradox by Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway, click here.

Commerce and Competition

Jun 26, 2007
On June 15, 2007, the Asia Program hosted a conference on Pakistani trade issues. Pakistan's ambassador to the WTO, Manzoor Ahmad, and Pakistan's ambassador to Italy, Mirza Qamar Beg, made keynote addresses.Read Ambassador Ahmad's keynote addressRead Ambassador Beg's keynote address Read the event summary

Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization in India

Apr 17, 2007
On April 13, 2007, Franklin Lavin, the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, delivered an address at the conference "Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization in India," jointly sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce. Read the transcript of Under Secretary Lavin's remarks

Pakistan has more than U.S. legislation to worry about

Mar 16, 2007
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at congressional sentiment that Pakistan should "do more" in the war against terrorism. Read oped

America's Mid-term Elections: What Next for U.S.-South Korean Relations?

Dec 18, 2006
Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway looks at how Democratic victories in the November 2006 congressional elections might affect Washington's partnership with South Korea. On both North Korea and trade, Hathaway cautions, South Koreans are reading more into the results of the November elections than is warranted. This essay, part of a Mansfield Foundation project titled "Forging New U.S.-ROK Political Relationships," is posted on the website of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Read essay

Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

Nov 16, 2006
On November 14, 2006, energy and maritime security experts provided an assessment of energy security in the strategically located Strait of Malacca. See the Powerpoint presentations and summary from our November 14 event

Pakistan: Meeting Energy, Fiscal Needs

Sep 01, 2006
While in many respects a troubled country, Pakistan in recent years has experienced robust economic growth. Panelists at a recent Asia Program conference, however, speculated that underlying fiscal problems might be jeopardizing that growth.

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