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Testing Time For Japanese PM – Analysis

Wilson Center Scholar K.V. Kesavan and Scholar Intern Julien Teel co-authored a piece on whether any change will happen with Japan’s upcoming Diet Upper House elections.

Edging Toward Full Empowerment? South Korean Women in the Workplace and the Political Arena

South Korean women are well-educated and active in the economy, yet they are also poorly represented in leadership positions and face limited opportunities once employed. This Special Report addresses this apparent contradiction through an examination of the status of South Korean women in the work force, corporate world, and political realm. Edited by Michael Kugelman. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Global Farms Race & Context: Israeli Security and the Arab Spring

Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a new book which he co-edited entitled, The Global Farms Race. We also take a look at Middle East security from the Israeli perspective with, Efraim Halevy, former director of the Mossad and former head of the Israeli Security Council.

Maleeha Lodhi's Op-Ed Feature in Pakistan's The News Newspaper

In a October 20 op-ed in Pakistan's The News newspaper, Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi assesses the terms of friendship between the United States and Pakistan following the passage of the Kerry-Lugar/Berman Bill.

Japan and the United States After the Great East Japan Earthquake

Read the summary of the most recent Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum. The forum was held in Tokyo to discuss the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance after the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami related disasters in Japan, and was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

The Taiwan Relations Act: Still Essential in Changing Times

Retired State Department official David Keegan argues that the TRA has protected the interests of both Taiwan and the United States over the past 35 years, but adds that Washington needs to integrate Taipei more clearly into its China policy, including U.S. security planning for China’s maritime periphery.

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