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The U.S. Should Not Abandon Pakistan

Robert M. Hathaway argues that the US must not abandon efforts in Pakistan. He instead recommends continued economic aid, directed and monitored by skilled technical experts, with Pakistani co-investment and emphasis on job growth.

How to Soothe the Friction with China

In an article in The Indian Express, Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway argues that risk management and reduction should be a priority in Sino-Indian diplomacy following a potentially dangerous military standoff in Kashmir earlier this spring.

New Trading Blocs in the Asia-Pacific?: TPP, RCEP, U.S.-Korea Cooperation

The Wilson Center recently partnered with the East Asia Foundation to host a half-day conference, "Asessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance." In the second panel discussion entitled New Trading Blocs in the Asia-Pacific?: TPP, RCEP, and US-Korea Cooperation, the Wilson Center's Asia Program director Robert Hathaway moderated a heated debate about Korea's interests and free trade regimes.

Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

Wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries increasingly are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. A series of experts examined this new global trend, which has been described as a new phase of the world food crisis.

When Barry Met Hamid

Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.

Pakistan's Pugnacious Press

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

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