South Asia News

Pakistan's Medical Crisis

Jul 16, 2012
Pakistan's medical system is in great crisis, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in a recent Foreign Policy commentary.

It Could Have Been Worse

Jun 22, 2012
The immediate aftermath of the Pakistani Supreme Court's recent ousting of the country's prime minister could have been a lot worse, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in the Huffington Post.

The Darkest Days of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Jun 22, 2012
Washington's hostility toward Pakistan has never been stronger, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in a recent commentary.

Wilson Center Awards 2012-13 Pakistan Scholarship

Jun 20, 2012
The Wilson Center in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), today announced the appointment of Dr. Simbal Khan as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Khan will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning September 10, 2012, working on a book on U.S.-Pakistan security relations since 2001.
Jane Harman and Aung San Suu Kyi

What Myanmar can Teach Egypt

Jun 15, 2012
"While the Burmese may have been impressed with events in Tahrir Square last year, Egypt should be looking to Myanmar’s example now. Egyptians are due to head to the polls this weekend but democratic change seems increasingly elusive. Myanmar, meanwhile, has moved further and faster toward real political reform," writes Jane Harman in Politico.

Remarks by Pakistan Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood on Pakistan-India trade

Apr 26, 2012
The full text of Mahmood's key address at the Wilson Center's April 23 conference on Pakistan-India trade.

Popular Suu Kyi Readies for the Challenges of Politics

Apr 04, 2012
Fresh off her party’s near sweep in Burma’s extraordinary parliamentary vote last week, internationally celebrated democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi faces a new test: transforming herself from protest icon to politician. In this interview, biographer Peter Popham discusses the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s political strengths and weaknesses, as well as the fierce drive that keeps her going.

A New Era in Pakistan-U.S. Relations?

Mar 28, 2012
Pakistan Scholar Zahid Hussain's Dawn op-ed on the future of the Pakistan-U.S. relationship

Pakistan's Pugnacious Press

Mar 28, 2012
South Asia associate Michael Kugelman examines the state of Pakistan's media environment for Foreign Policy's AfPak Channel.

Americans in Pakistan

Aug 17, 2011
Program associate Michael Kugelman's latest op-ed laments how well-meaning Americans working in Pakistan are so often branded as CIA agents.

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