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Reforming Transparency and Participation in China: Implications for Sino-U.S. Relations

November 11, 2009

When President Obama makes his first visit to China next week, he will meet a Chinese leadership with growing confidence in international affairs and observe an economy that is rapidly recovering from the global recession. At the same time, he will witness a country whose legal and political landscape is replete with contradictory trends and […]

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ASEAN Summit Promises First-Ever Full U.S. Engagement

November 11, 2009

On November 15, after the APEC Leaders meeting, President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the first-ever U.S.-ASEAN summit. For the past 12 years, both the Clinton and Bush administrations resisted calls for a U.S.-ASEAN summit over concern that because Burma […]

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Challenges and Opportunities Converge: Exploring the U.S.-Korea Alliance

November 11, 2009

President Obama will also visit Korea on this trip against a backdrop of tensions between North and South Korea after a naval skirmish and just-announced plans to send special envoy Stephen Bosworth to Pyongyang in the near future. On the heels of the joint vision statement between South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak and President Obama […]

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Asia Foundation Seoul Office Hosts Seminar on U.S.-Korea Alliance

November 4, 2009

Today, November 4, the Foundation’s office in Seoul opened a seminar there to assess prospects for expanding the U.S.-ROK alliance into new areas of cooperation. Three presentations focused on international peacekeeping, overseas development assistance, and maritime security.

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President Obama Goes to Asia

November 4, 2009

On Thursday, November 5, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host and stream live a discussion on President Obama’s trip to Asia next week. Asia Foundation Trustee Douglas Paal, who is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will discuss President Obama’s trip with Michael Pettis, a senior associate in […]

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Asia Foundation President Speaks on Soft Power

October 28, 2009

On October 23, Douglas Bereuter, President and CEO of The Asia Foundation, delivered the keynote address at a conference hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. Titled “Implications of the Financial Crisis on American, Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese Soft Power in East Asia,” the October 22-24 conference discussed the effects […]

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New Issues on the Agenda: U.S.-ROK Alliance Cooperation

October 21, 2009

On November 4, a seminar jointly hosted by The Asia Foundation’s Center for U.S.-Korea Policy and the Foundation’s office in Korea will convene in Seoul to address opportunities for expanding the U.S.-ROK alliance in international peacekeeping, overseas development assistance, and maritime security. The Seoul seminar is being supported by the Friends of The Asia Foundation […]

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EVENT: The Financial Crisis and ‘Soft Power’

October 21, 2009

The world economy is slowly recovering but the effects of the financial disaster are far-reaching, especially for the U.S. Besides the immediate impact of the crisis on economic growth and employment, there are serious questions about America’s confidence in its global leadership and the future of its relationship with Asia. On October 23, Douglas Bereuter, […]

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Opportunities for U.S.-ROK Alliance Cooperation: New Issues on the Agenda

October 14, 2009

The “Joint Vision for the Alliance of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea,” released by Presidents Barack Obama and Lee Myung-bak on June 16, 2009, forged a new agenda for the U.S.-ROK alliance extending to cooperation on common challenges beyond traditional security. Earlier this month, The Asia Foundation’s Center for U.S.-Korea […]

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China’s Future

October 7, 2009

“The great trends of urbanization, globalization, climate change, and demographic change in China as elsewhere are going to pose enormous pressures and challenges on the system. They are going to pose problems for the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese State to handle, and the solutions will impose costs on some sectors of society as […]

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