Secretary of State Colin Powell visited with leaders of the Asia-Pacific region last week, but his stop in China was clouded by the espionage convictions of U.S.-based researchers there. One of those scholars, released last week, joins Diane and a panel to talk about the issues raised by these events and the future of U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.


  • Richard Solomon former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs
  • Gao Zhan American University scholar
  • Ernie Bower of the US-ASEAN Business Council
  • Benjamin Ladner president of The American University
  • Mike Jendrzejczyk Washington director for the Asia division of Human Rights Watch

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