Asia Program Meetings

U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR’s C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies, discusses Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reforms in his first two years in office and what they mean for U.S.-China relations, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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China's Maritime Disputes: Preventive Measures

Speakers: Simon Tay and Joshua Kurlantzick

Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts discuss a range of preventive measures aimed at mitigating miscalculations by sea captains or political leaders that could trigger an armed conflict.

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Video Brief: North Korea

North Korea may be on the verge of a "transformative moment," which will require the time, attention, and resources of the winner of the U.S. presidential election, says CFR's Scott Snyder.

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Cybersecurity and the Private Sector

Interviewer: Adam Segal
Interviewee: Edward Amoroso

AT&T's Chief Security Officer, Edward Amoroso, discusses the recent spate of cyberattacks and how governments and the private sector can help protect infrastructure and prevent future attacks with Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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China's Innovation Wall

Speaker: Adam Segal

Adam Segal, author of "Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge," discusses the policy changes needed to achieve the Chinese ambition to move from a model of "made in China" to one of "innovated in China."

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Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: Session One: Global Transformations and the U.S.-Japan Partnership (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi and Akihiko Tanaka
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Yoichi Funabashi

Listen to experts reflect on global challenges such as the rise of China, climate change, and energy security and how these affect the U.S.-Japan partnership.

This session was part of the CFR Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: An Agenda for Change, cosponsored with the Asahi Shimbun.

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Beirut’s Power Brokers

Beirut’s Power Brokers

Lebanon’s political leaders are meeting this week to discuss a greater role for Hezbollah and other political groups in the nation’s government. But as is often the case with Lebanon, national politics have regional implications.

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White House Hosts Awkward Dinner

White House Hosts Awkward Dinner

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Pervez Musharraf dined with President Bush Wednesday at the White House. President Bush sought to smooth over a rift between them in order to curb the threat posed by a resurgent Taliban.

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