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Subcontinental Nightmares

Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway takes a look at three new books on nuclear deterence and stability in South Asia. Read book review

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges.

Issue 18: Forests for the Future: Family Planning in Nepal's Terai Region

Farmers in rural Nepal are becoming front-line stewards of the environment—and advocates for integrated population-health-environment programs. The co-authors describe a World Wildlife Fund program that combines family planning and community-based forestry within Nepal's Terai region.

Pakistan’s Militancy Response: Too Little, Too Late

Pakistan may finally be getting more serious about tackling its militancy problem. But don’t get your hopes up.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

In a nation facing many challenges, Pakistan’s crisis of water resources stands out. This publication, edited by Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman and director Robert M. Hathaway, examines the rural and urban manifestations of Pakistan’s water problems, and offers recommendations to alleviate the country’s widespread water stress.

The Japan-U.S. Partnership Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

This summary of the Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo in October 2009, discusses the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance and issues relating to non-proliferation and moving toward a world free of nuclear weapons. The Forum was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center’s Asia Program and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. This report includes transcripts of keynote speeches by Japan’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations Yukio Satoh and the former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

Wilson Center Australian Scholar Next Australian Ambassador to OECD

The Australian minister for foreign affairs, Kevin Rudd has today announced that Wilson Center Australian Scholar Chris Barrett will be Australia's next Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Statement on North Korean Missile Launch

North Korean missile launch raises more questions than answers about the secretive nation – and what we don’t know. Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway analyzes...

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