Asia Program

About the Asia Program

The Asia Program provides a forum in the nation's capital for enhancing deeper understanding of, and policy debate about, Asia. It seeks to furnish an intellectual link between the world of ideas and the world of policy on issues relating to Asia and U.S. interests in Asia. more

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The Latest from the Asia Program

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Help or Hinder? The AIIB and Outlook for Asian Development

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September 11, 2015 // 10:30am12:15pm
The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has the potential not only to redefine the role that Beijing plays in development assistance, but also in shaping the organizational structure and governance of international financial institutions at large in the future. more

A Prescription for a Secure Pakistan: Why Health is Vital for National Security and Economic Development

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September 09, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
This event will address Pakistan’s health challenges, with emphasis on maternal and child health and malnutrition, and highlight the implications for stability and economic growth. It will also discuss the Pakistani government’s responses and U.S. government assistance programs for Pakistan’s health sector. more
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address to kick off the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. Carter spoke of strengthening relations between Asia-Pacific nations and countered provocative land reclamation efforts by China.Also known as the Asia Security Summit, the dialogue aims to build confidence and fostering practical security cooperation among Asian nations. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Cautious and Conflicted: Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia

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September 08, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Singapore and Malaysia, like their Southeast Asian neighbors, must balance their relations with China and the United States with increasing care. Please join us for a timely discussion with Dr. Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn of American University and Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow of the Brookings Institution and Nanyang Technology University, moderated by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy. more
Webcast

The End of WW II From Japan's Perspective and its Implications for Today

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Aug 06, 2015
As we observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Shihoko Goto describes the end of war from Japan's perspective. “Japan can be a stronger regional leader by articulating its history as a whole, both as a victim and as an aggressor,” Goto says. more

New Partnerships for Clearing the Air in Asia’s Cities

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August 12, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Asian cities are at the frontlines in the fight against air pollution. These cities are engines of economic growth, but often lack the tools and capacity they need to better manage air quality. more

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