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January 16, 2018
Vice Chairman Ambassador Richard Verma and Ambassador Nirupama Rao on Why the U.S. and India Must Forge a Strong Democratic Partnership

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The world is changing. China is ascending as a superpower looking to upend existing rules. European unity is under threat. Russia is playing a more destabilizing role abroad than it has since the Cold War. Unrest in the Middle East is tearing the region apart. At the same time, new technology and other economic dynamics are fueling income inequality and job losses, making it more and more difficult to spur widely shared and sustainable growth.

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December 7, 2017
Vice Chairman Ambassador Rich Verma Speaks on U.S.-India Relations at the Wilson Center

In a conversation on U.S.-India relations, Ambassador Rich Verma provided his first-hand perspective on the opportunities and challenges involved in making the relationship between the world’s two largest democracies one of the most important partnerships. A stronger U.S.-India partnership is one of the few issues on which Republicans and Democrats appear to have agreed. However, implementing this consensus will require facing a series of strategic and economic challenges.

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November 8, 2017
Senior Associate John Lichtefeld Named Nonresident Fellow of Stimson Center's Southeast Asia Program

TAG Senior Associate John R. Lichtefeld joins the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia program as a non-resident fellow. The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to solve the world’s greatest threats to security and prosperity.

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November 5, 2017
Chairman Dr. Kurt M. Campbell Previews President Trump's Trip to Asia on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

Dr. Kurt Campbell, chairman and CEO of the Asia Group and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Obama administration, previews President Trump’s visit to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. Dr. Campbell was joined by Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a former diplomat for Singapore, and NPR international correspondent Elise Hu.

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November 2, 2017
Chairman Dr. Kurt M. Campbell Speaks on Wilson Center Panel Previewing President Trump's Visit to Asia

President Trump departs today on a five-country visit to Asia, the longest overseas journey of his presidency. The North Korea nuclear crisis will cast its pall throughout, but trade imbalances, an emboldened China, and U.S. commitment to the region will all be key themes. Experts, including former U.S. assistant secretary of state Kurt Campbell, offered an incisive preview.

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