Category Archives for Economics

Replacing Hard Power With Soft Power: The U.S.’ New Approach to East Asia

March 9, 2015 Speakers: Claudia Rosett, Journalist-in-Residence, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Shihoko Goto, Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Woodrow Wilson Center Since the end of World War II, U.S. engagement in East Asia has been largely defined by … Continue reading

09. March 2015 by Will Houstoun
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Myanmar: Creating Economic Opportunity in a Nexus of Political and Social Upheaval

January 23, 2015  Host: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Speaker: Stephen P. Groff, Vice President, Asian Development Bank Endowed with a wealth of natural resources, surrounded by affluent neighbors, and now emerging from political and economic isolation, Myanmar (also known … Continue reading

23. January 2015 by Will Houstoun
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The Global Energy Landscape in 2015

January 8, 2015 Host: The Atlantic Council Speaker: Amos Hochstein, Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State For the past several months, since October of 2014, global oil prices have been plummeting. With crude oil now trading at … Continue reading

09. January 2015 by Will Houstoun
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Establishing New Norms for a New Generation: Prospects for Afghanistan’s Coalition Government

November 14, 2014 Host: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Speaker: Mr. William Maley, Foundation Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy In little more than a decades time, the social framework and culture of Afghanistan has changed. Large sums of international investment … Continue reading

14. November 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The Political Challenges Facing Economic Opportunity

 November 5, 2014 Host: The Brookings Institution Speakers: Mr. Charles Freeman III, Nonresident Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center Mr. Malcolm R. Lee, Nonresident Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center In many ways, political policies – particularly in … Continue reading

05. November 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The Power of the Mekong & the Fight for Resources in Southeast Asia

October 8, 2014 Host: The Stimson Center Speakers: Dr. Richard Cronin, Director of Southeast Asia Program, Stimson Center Dr. Yongmin Bian, Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University Law Center Ms. Courtney Weatherby, Research Associate, Stimson Center For much of the past decade, … Continue reading

09. October 2014 by Will Houstoun
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The Pivot Within Asia: Japan – India Relations

September 11, 2014 Host: The Woodrow Wilson Center Speakers: Dr. Makoto Kojima, Professor, Takushoku University Dr. Pratap Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research Dr. Satoru Nagao, Associate, Gakushuin University History has always been an important part of East Asian politics … Continue reading

12. September 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Tokyo’s Challenge: Striking a Balance Between East and West

September 9,2014 Host: The Stimson Center Speaker: Dr. Yoko Hirose, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University It is no secret that the balance of power is quickly changing in Asia. Over the past decade, China, the Republic of Korea (ROK), … Continue reading

10. September 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Reaching New Levels of Cooperation, Coordination, and Capabilities in Asia

September 8, 2014 Host: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Speaker: Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy In the words of Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the U.S. Navy is dictated by a “presence mandate;” that is a … Continue reading

08. September 2014 by Will Houstoun
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How the Budget Battle is Hurting U.S. Security

September 4, 2014 Host: The United States Institute of Peace Speakers: Ms. Michele Flournoy, Chief Executive, Center for a New American Security With the advent of nuclear weapons, drones, intercontinental missiles, and other significant military advancements, many experts have posited … Continue reading

05. September 2014 by Will Houstoun
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