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CEF Meeting Featured on EarthNews

Feb 13, 2009
FEBRUARY 2009 - CEF meeting on climate change in the Himalayas featured on EarthNews

More Troops Alone Won't Help Afghanistan

Feb 12, 2009
On his second day in office, President Barack Obama appointed Ambassador Holbrooke as his special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and a decision to send about thirty thousand more troops to Afghanistan appears imminent. The question arises whether this increase would help stabilize Afghanistan, and if not, what else is required?

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Isao Miyaoka

Jan 09, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars appointed Associate Professor Isao Miyaoka as the Wilson Center's new Japan Scholar. Professor Miyaoka will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in February 2009, carrying out a research project on the U.S.-Japan alliance and its evolution from an expedient alliance to a robust security community.

CEF Director Quoted on China's Clean Energy

Jan 08, 2009
JANUARY 2009 - UPI Energy quotes CEF director on China's significant advances towards cleaner energy

2 New Water Research Briefs Posted

Jan 05, 2009
JANUARY 2009 - Prospects of biogas and the new water law, two outside authors write on legal and technical solutions to China's water crisis.

2 New China Environmental Health Research Briefs Posted

Jan 02, 2009
JANUARY 2009 - Two new research briefs target two Chinese provinces, Xinjiang and Anhui, and the environmental health challenges they face.

The Elephant's Great Thirst

Dec 31, 2008
India currently imports about two-thirds of its oil--a number expected to rise to 90 percent by 2030. In a December 26 commentary published by EnergyPulse, program associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's burgeoning energy needs, its growing dependence on overseas resources, and the implications of this global search for energy.

Will Trade Suffer From India-Pakistan Tensions?

Dec 19, 2008
Several weeks after the horrific attacks in Mumbai, the Pakistan-India relationship remains dangerously tense. In an op-ed in Dawn, Michael Kugelman argues that such fragile relations put growing trade ties between Islamabad and New Delhi at risk—a most unwelcome prospect given Pakistan's chronically poor trade performance and sputtering economy.

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