Asia News

The Real Culprit Behind Pakistan's Water Crisis

Jul 26, 2010
In a July 26 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that Pakistan's water crisis is domestically rooted and has little to do with India. Read the op-ed here.

Aspiring to Live in a Low-Carbon World

Jul 13, 2010
The China Environment Forum's Peter Marsters asserts that China-U.S. cooperation is vital to helping the Chinese government lower carbon emissions without compromising the nation's economic growth.

Building a U.S.-China Energy Partnership

Jul 12, 2010
China and the United States are the world's biggest energy consumers, and both seek ways to reduce their carbon emissions to protect the environment. The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum is hosting a series of meetings to explore cleaner coal, renewable energy, and other bilateral energy efforts.

Legitimizing the Illegitimate? Burma's Political Dilemmas

Jun 08, 2010
This year's elections in Burma will effect little political change despite mounting international and domestic pressure on the nation's ruling junta, four experts concluded at a May 25 event hosted by the Asia Program. They also agreed that discussions on Burma should not be dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the now-disbanded National League for Democracy.

CEF Director Dr. Jennifer Turner Interviewed by Circle of Blue.

Jun 03, 2010
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told Circle of Blue that there is no silver bullet to the superpower's energy consumption and emissions, despite the ambitions to meet energy consumption and emission goals,

Chinese Environmental Justice Advocates to Give Talk at China Environment Forum

Jun 02, 2010
The group will be in Washington, DC from June 14 through June 17, with four giving presentations at the China Environment Forum the afternoon of June 16th. Event information can be found here. Short bios of the fellows can be found below.

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Aid Effectiveness

May 27, 2010
Program associate Michael Kugelman, in a guest post on the New Security Beat blog, weighs in on the debate about aid effectiveness in Pakistan. He calls for Washington "to diversify its aid partners" in Pakistan, and not to place "all its eggs in the Pakistani government basket."

New Op-Ed on Reforming Pakistan Education by Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Sabiha Mansoor

May 25, 2010
In the first of a two-part op-ed series in Pakistan's Daily Times newspaper, Sabiha Mansoor called for the adoption of a more innovative approach to improving higher education in Pakistan. Click here to read the op-ed.

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