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Why Pakistanis Are Angry About Taliban Leader's Death

The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.

New Research and Conference Program on Contemporary Asian Studies

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are partnering to launch a major national research and conference program. The program will select a premier group of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows, nominated by U.S. research organizations and higher learning institutions with top programs on Asia.

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.

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.

China and the Persian Gulf

This new book examines China’s role in the Persian Gulf, evolving views on China from within the Gulf, and what China’s presence means for the United States.

Afghan Elections Result in Runoff

Michael Kugelman speaks to DW English about the upcoming runoff election in Afghanistan.

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.

Natural Resources and National Security in India

India faces numerous national security challenges, argues program associate Michael Kugelman, and most are intertwined with natural resource constraints. In a December 28 op-ed for The Times of India, he argues that policymakers in New Delhi fail to make this connection at their own peril.

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