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“A Capitol Hill Forum: The Economic Performance of Asia and the Pacific 2011″

Date: September 23, 2011
Location: US-Asia Institute
Speaker: Dr. Changyong Rhee, Asian Development Bank
Notes: Economic Performance of Asia and the Pacific 2011 [Briefing report]

06Apr

2016

ADB Asian Development Outlook and the New Normal: Asia’s Economic Slowdown

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Asian Development Bank and the US-Asia Institute present: Asian Development Outlook and the New Normal: Asia’s Economic Slowdown featuring Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank on Wednesday, April 13, 2016Read More

Feb2

2016

Leadership in Transition: The 2016 U.S. Elections and the Impact on Asia – Session 1

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Held on Tuesday February 2, the briefing series commenced with an overview of the U.S. administrative system and electoral processes, which contrasts with the parliamentary system adopted by many Asian countries. Read More

Feb2

2016

Leadership in Transition: The 2016 U.S. Elections and the Impact on Asia

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For Our Diplomatic Friends: A special series of off-the record briefings will be held during 2016 for Asian diplomats focused on Leadership in Transition:  The 2016 U.S. Elections and the Impact on Asia.  The first session was held on February 2, 2016. Subsequent briefings will be held every other month and will focus on various aspects of the...Read More

Sep18

2015

Japan-US Cooperation in Cyberspace

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Cyber threats are a clear and present danger around the globe. With daily news reports of cyber-attacks on government, military, private sector, and even individual information technology (IT) infrastructures, no one is immune. In Japan—which is located in what is often described as “the world’s wildest cyber region” of East Asia—the Japanese Diet passed the Cyber Security Basic Act last year and the Government of Japan has just adopted and released its new “Cyber Security Strategy”. Further, the Japanese and U.S. governmentsRead More

Apr14

2015

The Internet of Threats: Asian Hackers and US Cybersecurity Policy

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Recent breaches of cybersecurity protocol at Sony, Anthem, and other companies have caused concern and raised alarms on Capitol Hill. In the past year, attacks have hit both governmental and private sector targets. The relatively new nature of cyber-warfare on US critical infrastructure confront policymakers with a lot of questions. This briefing looks to examine the foreign policy and national security elements of the cybersecurity puzzle with an emphasis upon hackers (both state-sponsored and non-state actors) in the Asia-Pacific region.Read More

Nov13

2014

Does China’s Role in Nearby Asia call for Re-evaluation of American Policy?

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With all of the political, economic and security disputes that Beijing has with its neighbors, how should the U.S. balance its diverse interests vis-à-vis the region? A rising chorus of criticism among some Members of Congress and others question whether the current policy is best for America, or if it should be changed. This forum discussed the options for change and the pros and cons for American interests.Read More

Dec3

2012

The Asia-Pacific Moving Forward: Unrest, Uncertainty, and the Pivot

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Thank you for joining us for an off-the-record briefing which addressed recent tensions in the Asia Pacific, including the territorial conflicts of the South China Sea and the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, how these are affected by the US pivot towards the Asia Pacific, and what are some potential outcomes moving forward. Speakers: Moderator: Ben Dolven, Congressional Research Service Japan Expert: Dr.Read More

Feb1

2012

The 2012 Leadership in Transition Briefing Series

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With a slew of elections and leadership changes underway and forthcoming in Asia, along with the upcoming U.S. elections, 2012 will be a major transition period for leadership in the Asia/Pacific region which could significantly alter the political landscape. The US-Asia Institute’s Leadership in Transition Series examines these changes in the region, looking at how they might impact, not only the domestic circumstances within those countries, but also the intra-regional political climate as well as the U.S.’s relationship with those nations.Read More