AUGUST 2007 - The Taipei Times notes Taiwan's EPA Minister Dang's talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center
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.
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
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
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at congressional sentiment that Pakistan should "do more" in the war against terrorism. Read oped
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
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
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.