South Asia News

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.

Huma Yusuf wins journalism award

May 25, 2011
The Asia Program is delighted to announce that Pakistan Scholar Huma Yusuf has won the "Best Column" award from the All Pakistan Newspaper Society for the second year in a row. Ayesha Siddiqa, who served as the Wilson Center's first Pakistan Scholar in 2004-05, earned the "Best Investigative Report" award. Read more here.

Time for Apologies

Mar 12, 2008
Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf calls for apologies from Pakistan's major political and military figures and more effective oversight to constrain future governments in the March 12, 2008, issue of Dawn.

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