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    As part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, the East Asia Program provides an intellectual home for students and faculty interested in the study of East Asia. It supports and facilitates multidisciplinary research and dialogue on the history, economy, politics and social development of the region, especially China, Japan, and the two Koreas, and on the relations of the United States with the region.

    The East Asia Program runs seminars organized around the research by faculty and advanced graduate students, hosts scholars of and from East Asia, and holds conferences and workshops. Please come and join us for these activities. 


     



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    Khalil discusses the Arab Spring after 10 years on PBS NewsHour

    Ten years ago, longtime Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was deposed. The Egyptian revolution was the high point of what became known as the Arab Spring, a movement that spread across the Middle East bringing with it the possibility of democracy. But for many Egyptians and much of the region, the intervening decade, has not been kind. "I think it's tempting to think about the Arab Spring as a failure. But I think the reality is that it's really still under way," says Osamah Khalil. "Many of those same issues that brought the protest to a head and the challenging of those—of the different Arab governments still exist." Watch the full PBS NewsHour interview, "Ten years after the Arab Spring, democracy remains elusive in Egypt."

     

    Lovely discusses Biden's approach to trade in Associated Press article

    For Now, the Biden administration seems intent on approaching trade with caution and deliberation. Instead, the administration’s policymakers are focusing on other, unrelated priorities, such as the pandemic. "He is going to take his time," says Professor Mary Lovely. "Biden has said repeatedly that he needs America to be stronger before he takes on a lot of these trade issues.’" Read more in the Associated Press article, "Biden treads carefully around Trump's combative trade policy."

     

    Lovely quoted in Politico article on impact of Trump's trade policy

    "The Trump administration never had a feasible plan for reducing the trade deficit," explains Professor Mary Lovely. "Their 2017 tax cut ensured that the U.S. as a whole would continue to spend more than it produced, hence the need for a current account deficit. The tariffs on China reduced imports from China, but these were mostly replaced with imports from other sources." Read more in the Politico article, "America’s trade gap soared under Trump, final figures show."

     
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