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China and Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms?

This Special Report examines the degree of progress toward democracy being made in China today. While there has been surprising progress in certain areas, the four essayists agree that the Chinese Communist Party is not about to give up its hold on political power anytime soon. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

'Zero Option' the Right One in Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama is seriously considering the possibility of removing every U.S. soldier from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. It would be the right decision, Michael Kugelman writes on CNN.com.

Kite Sensorship: Regulating China’s Airways

Launched in July 2012, FLOAT Beijing—a community art project that utilizes citizen science—offers a simple, innovative, and non-confrontational approach to air quality monitoring: kites. Pioneered by two U.S. graduate students, the project tracks air pollutants using air sensor modules attached to kites.

UN—Not U.S.—Should Take Lead on Talks to Stabilize Afghanistan

The UN—not the U.S.—is better-suited to manage regional talks on Afghanistan, since important parties like Russia, Iran, and Pakistan view it as a more neutral broker, Wilson Center expert Dennis Kux says. The UN should appoint a special representative to coordinate talks.

It's Time for the U.S. to Reset Relations with India

The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position.

Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity

Seventy-seven million Pakistanis are going hungry, and 45 million are malnourished. Weather, resource shortages, and conflict all intensify Pakistan's food insecurity. This new publication examines Pakistan's food woes from a variety of angles.

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