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Are “Asian Values” Really Unique?

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

When the Asian economies were booming, certain Asian leaders credited the region’s growth to a unique set of Asian values. When in 1997 the Asian economies crashed, many Western critics attributed the fall to . . . a unique set of Asian values. Who was right? Both were wrong. By Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr.

Smoke, Fire, and What to Do in Asia

by Ashley J. Tellisvia Policy Review
Saturday, April 1, 2000

The continuing case for U.S. preeminence

Why East Timor Matters

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

East Timor has been in foment for decades. Yet last August, when the Timorese voted for independence from Indonesia, the United Nations and the Clinton administration were caught unprepared for the violence that erupted. Why? By Hoover fellow Charles Hill.

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Institutional Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Korea

by Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shinvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, December 3, 1999

A look at the factors that define the Korean model of democratization and the reforms that are still needed to consolidate democracy in Korea.

Missile Deception

by Bill Gertzvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

U.S. intelligence learned as long ago as 1995 that China was selling nuclear technology to Pakistan—yet Washington did nothing. Hoover media fellow Bill Gertz explains how corporate interests waylaid the national interest.

The Next Great Leap

by William McGurnvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

The Western media tell us that China’s leaders haven’t changed much in the past twenty years, and they may well be right. What has changed is the China around them. By Hoover media fellow William McGurn.

Asia Gets Back on Its Feet

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Just two years after the economic crisis laid them low, the economies of Asia are back up and dusting themselves off. By Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr.

The Rough Road to Democracy

by Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shinvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

South Korea has been rocked during the past two years by both government corruption scandals and the nation’s worst economic crisis in half a century. Can South Korea remain a functioning democracy? Hoover fellow Larry Diamond and Doh Chull Shin offer their assessment.

Hong Kong: Less Free to Choose

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan discusses the sorry state of Hong Kong today. “To see how the free market really works,” Milton Friedman used to say, “Hong Kong is the place to go.” Would that it were still true.

Why China Doesn’t Need the WTO

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The centerpiece of Chinese premier Zhu Rongji’s recent visit to Washington was to have been the announcement of a deal to usher China into the World Trade Organization. To the consternation of President Clinton, the deal fell through. Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr. asks, So what?

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