Asia News Archive
Bruce Gilley discusses his new book, China's Democratic Future
Yang Jiemian, Vice President of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, analyzes the likely path of China's foreign policy in the years ahead
Norm Apter, a UCLA graduate student in Chinese history, is studying in Taiwan and offers this reflection on the presidential campaign underway there
Implications of the November 2003 Bush Doctrine on Middle East democracy.
Jiemian Yang, vice president of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, analyzes crises in U.S.-China relations: why they arise, how they are managed, and what can be done to forestall them.
Richard Baum tells NPR's Day to Day show that trade and Taiwan head U.S. agenda with China, as China emerges as Asia's central power.
Charles Snyder brings his forty years of work in Africa to bear in a candid view of the continent's leaders, hot spots, and causes for optimism.
Conservative author, television commentator exchanges views with liberal attorney and former congressman.
Former Israeli prime minister calls for negotiating with the Palestinians "as they are."
Alicia Stevenson and Jonathan Dotan, UCLA seniors abroad in Bosnia, write about their experiences.
UN General Assembly President Jan Kavan declares United Nations "not an instrument of U.S. foreign policy." Reminds audience of the world body's far flung operations in development, health, and peacekeeping.
Shibley Telhami, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, reports that only 3% of Saudis are even "somewhat favorable" to the U.S. The Bush administration's prioritizing security over democracy in the region deepens rifts between people and governments.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for China Susan Shirk warns that growing nationalism in South Korea and Japan will exacerbate the Bush administration's inept diplomacy in the North Korean nuclear crisis. She examines possible multilateral options for the region.
Will Kosova's rural Muslim population become Europe's own Taliban? The danger is real, according to Isa Blumi, doctoral candidate in history and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. He offered a first-hand view of the current situation in post-conflict Kosova and the politics of international intervention.
A Symposium with UCLA Center for Chinese Studies Visiting Fellows from China, Taiwan, and the U.S.
Jerry Green, Middle East specialist for RAND, takes up weapons of mass destruction in Syria, Ahmad Chalabi, nation-building in Afghanistan, and the effects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Martin Indyk, leading Middle East specialist for the Clinton government, in UCLA address sees opportunity for George Bush following defeat of Saddam Hussein.
Vice Provost Geoffrey Garrett explores the post-9/11 world in first of Burkle Center public class series.
Bill Fletcher Jr. tells UCLA meeting that U.S. goals of regime change may be directed at countries in Africa.
U.S. Needs Partnership with Africa to Stop Spread of AIDS, Former Zambian President Kaunda Tells UCLA Meeting
Kenneth Kaunda, founding president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991, made an impassioned call for international solidarity against the "scourge of HIV/AIDS" February 27.
Columbia University scholar and Palestinian activist Edward Said says Israeli occupation is brutal. Charges widespread violations of Palestinian human rights.
Noted "neo-Liberals" ponder the choices facing China
The inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil on New Year’s Day, 2003, signaled an unprecedented personal journey from abject poverty to the presidency of Brazil. In a seminar on the implications, prospects, and possibilities of the new Lula presidency, a panel of experts discussed Brazilian politics, social movements, and the inner workings of the Workers' Party.
Mark Caprio tells UCLA audience that both parties failed to live up to the 1994 agreement between North Korea and the United States.
Yoichi Funabashi, chief diplomatic correspondent of the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, points to resistance to reform among his country's leaders, need to reassess Japanese identity.
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