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Japan Votes to Go Back to the Future

Northeast Asia Associate Shihoko Goto discusses what the re-emergence of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party under Shinzo Abe means for the country in The Globalist.

Stephen Tankel Discusses the Indian Mujahideen

South Asia security specialist Stephen Tankel spoke with the Asia Program about his report, Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat, the Indian Mujahideen, and their ties to other organizations.

Finding Dollars, Sense, and Legitimacy in Burma

All eyes were upon Burma's first election in 20 years. Did this election bear any significance to the country's political future? In an Asia Program publication, eight Burma experts weighed in, offering insights on the recent state of Burma's economy and politics. Edited by Susan L. Levenstein. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

An Incomplete Democracy

Pakistan, ruled by the military for half of its 66-year life, has taken steps toward democracy, but the process is far from complete as illustrated by the strength and influence of Pakistan’s military. When President Obama meets with Pakistan’s new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday, he should use the occasion to bolster the civilian government’s role relative to the military, writes Michael Kugelman in this New York Times op-ed.

Pakistan's Energy Crisis: Breaking the Chain

A new monograph proposes a new strategy toward resolving Pakistan's long-enduring energy crisis.

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. Edited by Michael Kugelman and Robert M. Hathaway. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

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