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Asia 2005: The View from Capitol Hill

Recorded on March 4, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The principal concern for much of Asia - and Congress - in 2005 will be dealing with the aftermath of the tsunami that struck the countries along the Indian Ocean at the end of 2004. Other issues that Congress must address will be a resurgent China and a militarily resurgent Japan. The rise of India as an economic power; the security relationship with a democratic Indonesia, an absolute monarchy in Nepal and nukes in North Korea are all issues that concern Congress. Join us as a bipartisan panel of professional foreign affairs/international relations' staff from the House and the Senate describes the view of Asia from Capitol Hill.

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Release of Indonesian Terrorism Poll

Ken Ballen
President,
Terror Free Tomorrow

According to a recent public opinion poll by Terror Free Tomorrow, the perception of the United States in Indonesia has significantly improved as a result of the humanitarian relief efforts after the tsunami and the successful elections in Iraq and Afghanistan. The poll in Indonesia showed a dramatic drop in support for terrorism and a sharp increase in the favorable ratings of the U.S. Our program will begin with a discussion of these poll results.