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Washington's New Strategic Partnership

Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program, explores one of the most interesting partnerships in U.S. politics today - the emerging collaboration between the Indian-American and Jewish communities - in a new article in the New Delhi monthly Seminar. Indian-American leaders have recognized for many years that they could learn much from the Jewish community about using the U.S. political system effectively. But until rather recently, talk along these lines had not been followed with action. Now however, Hathaway reports, things are changing. For the full text of this article, go to http://www.india-seminar.com/semframe.htm and click on the June 2004 Issue.

Abe Looks to Redefine U.S.-Japan Ties

Today, President Obama meets with Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time. Given the growing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region from the East Asia Sea territorial disputes to the North Korea conundrum, it is in the United States’ interest for the two leaders to develop strong personal ties and build a partnership that will confront the new realities of East Asia, writes Shihoko Goto in this op-ed.

Securing ‘Loose Nukes’

The international community is taking gradual—yet effective—steps to secure nuclear materials, with Russia “turning the corner from nuclear problem state to nuclear solution state,” Carnegie’s Matthew Rojansky says. In this interview, he and other experts assess the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Taiwan: Small but Hardly Insignificant

Robert Hathaway authored this piece on US-Taiwan relations following a recent trip to Taiwan.

Responding to Pakistan's Water Crisis

How can the world help Pakistan respond to its widespread and deadly water crisis? In a new policy brief published by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Center, program associate Michael Kugelman examines the opportunities and constraints faced by the international community in its efforts to help reduce the country's water woes.

Recent Books by Asia Program Scholars and Staff

Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.

Education Reform in Pakistan: Building for the Future

This volume takes a fresh look at one of the most pressing problems facing Pakistan today--its wholly inadequate education system. Until and unless Pakistan comes to grips with the many deficiencies in the manner in which it educates its young people, it is unlikely to be successful in creating a flourishing, prosperous, tolerant country. This Asia Program volume seeks to promote debate and encourage innovative thinking on the present and future of education in Pakistan. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization in India

On April 13, 2007, Franklin Lavin, the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, delivered an address at the conference "Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization in India," jointly sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce. Read the transcript of Under Secretary Lavin's remarks

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