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October 28, 2016

quetta-police-academy-attack Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of October 28, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, David O’Connor, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Suicide attack in Pakistan leaves sixty-one dead. Late Monday night, thre…

June 2, 2014

Tiananmen's Legacy of State-Sponsored Amnesia

Louisa Lim of NPR and Xiao Qiang of the University of California, Berkeley, join Asia Society's Orville Schell to discuss the Tiananmen Square protests and their aftermath from the Chinese perspectiv…

June 2, 2014

25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Session One: The U.S. PerspectiveThis session will provide insight on the U.S. perspective and response to the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.Bren…

April 8, 2009

United States
The Fine Print on Defense Spending

As the Obama administration finalizes its first defense budget, analysts say near-term growth will be followed by lean spending amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

December 4, 2008

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Defense Spending During Economic Crisis

President-elect Barack Obama made many promises on defense spending and strategy during his two-year run for the White House. But analysts say economic constraints and political pressure could make i…

August 17, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Why Allowing Natural Gas Exports Is Probably Good for Climate Change

I argued in a New York Times op-ed yesterday that the United States should allow LNG exports while guarding against downside risks to the local environment and low-income consumers. Joe Romm at the C…

December 8, 2005

Hong Kong Pushes Beijing Back as Democracy Demands Continue

This publication is now archived. What’s the latest in the political sparring between Hong Kong and China?On December 21, Hong Kong politicians turned down a Beijing-backed proposal to reform Hong Ko…

February 4, 2005

CHINA: Beijing-Hong Kong Tensions

This publication is now archived. What’s the source of current tensions between Beijing and democracy activists in Hong Kong?Hong Kong democracy advocates have been lobbying Beijing to allow greater …

October 24, 2006

Europe and Eurasia
Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years on: Session 2: The Hungarian Revolt

Watch Columbia University Professor Robert Legvold lead a discussion with Charles Gati, William Taubman and Richard Immerman on the Hungarian Revolt.